George, focus group participant

George

"I do vote," says George, a Vietnam veteran. "It doesn't seem to do any good, but I vote." Since returning from war, George has experienced rejection from community members, isolation, homelessness and unemplyoment. After years of looking, he was finally able to find a job. "You need a job, an income," he says. "Finding work was what allowed me to stop living in a tent."

- photo by Brian Lee