59-year-old Veteran, Floyd Dunson, served in the US Army for three years from 1979-1982, where he was a part of the US Army Special Forces. Originally from Florida, Dunson found his way to the Mississippi Gulf Coast and met his sweetheart Lori Morgan in 2015. Morgan is also a Veteran who served in the US Army for two years, from 1981-1983. During the couple’s time in the US Army, they were both stationed in Germany. Although the couple may have been in Germany around the same time, they would not cross paths until many years later when Dunson came to the Gulf Coast.
Dunson was referred to Hancock Resource Center’s (HRC) Veteran Services Program by a close friend. When he came to us, he had no documentation and was living in a structure with no running water. HRC’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Housing Counselor immediately got to work and placed him into temporary housing while working to regain his driver’s license and all the other documents that he had lost.
Once getting the couple into temporary housing HRC’s SSVF Housing Counselor was able to find an apartment for the couple with their dog, POW. Housing was not the only obstacle that the couple received help with from HRC’s SSVF Program. Mr. Dunson was the first Veteran to be served by SSVF’s Healthcare Navigator, which helps address healthcare needs and navigate the healthcare system. Mr. Dunson is very appreciative of all the help and support he has received from HRC.
“Mr. Dunson has been a joy to work with! I am very proud of him and Ms. Morgan!”
– Charlotte Jackson SSVF Healthcare Navigator
“Mr. Dunson and Ms. Lori’s success has. been one of the brightest moments during my time as a SSVF Housing Counselor.” - Chloe Beasley SSVF Housing Counselor