We are always excited to hear from our former residents and are proud of the amazing things they are doing in service to others! This post features two U.S. Army veterans who were among the first residents at Bastion in New Orleans.
"At Bastion, I met my neighbors, attended weekly social events, and interacted with the community as a disabled military veteran. I truly felt accepted there and no longer felt like a green apple compared to some other experiences I've had since leaving the army. I no longer felt isolated and was able to engage in meaningful conversations on a daily basis due to the similarities we all shared! Today, I counsel veterans struggling with addiction and contribute to veterans group discussions to continually heal, grow, and evolve from trauma."
U.S. Army, OIF
"Bastion has had a profound impact on my life. As an Iraq war veteran, I struggled with PTSD and found it difficult to reintegrate into civilian life. I cannot give the people at Bastion enough credit for helping me stabilize, reintegrate and ultimately experience post-traumatic growth. I am currently working on an anti-child trafficking initiative called A Day of Freedom and finishing my degree. Without Bastion, I would not be where I am today. Thank you!"