Hiawatha is a proud Veteran of the United States Navy, having served as a Seaman Recruit from 1978 to 1982. Due to several years of expenses which exceeded his income, a severe financial setback resulted in the loss of Hiawatha’s home and forced him into Philadelphia’s shelter system. After meeting with one of UESF’s Veteran Engagement Partners at the shelter, Hiawatha came to UESF to pursue services with the Veteran’s Housing Program.

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