Clarence BrooksClarence Brooks, 83, served the U.S. proudly in the Army and then served New York City for decades as a police officer, only to face eviction. Now he’s singing a new tune with a new home thanks to HELP USA’s homeless prevention services.

Clarence found a new home through HELP’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, a pioneering homelessness prevention program started in 2011 and funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. HELP serves over 1,000 veterans and their families each year through its SSVF progams in New York and Las Vegas. In fact, since the beginning of the program HELP has successfully prevented 95% of veteran families in our SSVF program from becoming homeless.

Watch the full segment from NBC New York to see Clarence’s story and learn how HELP’s SSVF services have helped to keep him and other veterans in their homes.