Theresa V. Thompson: The Veteran

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Theresa Thompson at the Los Angeles Public Library, where she helps vets who are looking for services, housing and work. Photo: Aaron Fallon

Theresa V. Thompson found herself homeless and living in a shelter after a divorce. An Air Force veteran, she now counsels other vets from her perch at the Los Angeles Public Library.

“You think you have it all together, you’re working every day, you’re saving money and just like the veterans I’ve seen, if you lose a job, that money begins to go real fast,” she says.

This story is part of our series, Housed: Life on Skid Row.