Homeless Alabama Veteran Home at Last

Army Veteran April Rencher is building a new life for herself with a little help from her friends at the Tuscaloosa VA.

Photo by April Jones, Tuscaloosa VA Medical Center

By Tom Cramer

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Thirty-eight-year-old April Rencher, who spent eight years in the Army, didn’t plan on becoming homeless. She didn’t plan on ending up in rehab, either.

“I lost my employment late last year,” she said in a tired voice. “I’ve been working since I was 14, so it was frustrating, losing my job. On top of that I had a crisis in my family, so everything sort of snowballed from there. Things got unmanageable for me. I guess I just got tired. My whole world came screeching to a halt, and I ended up homeless.

“I had become a very dark…

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