Ryan J. Kaufman

Ryan J. Kaufman is a United States Army veteran who deployed to the Middle East serving with the Big Red One. He has suffered three stints of homelessness, and countless bouts with employment issues. Today, Ryan works with veterans and their family members in Central Nebraska, as a peer in resource development, and as a specialist.

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Master Sgt. Jacob Kandel of Alpha Company, Recruiting and Retention Battalion, Ohio Army National Guard, assists Rocky Boots with fitting more than 400 homeless veterans with new boots Oct. 22, 2013, during the Central Ohio Homeless Veterans Stand Down at the Franklin County Veterans Memorial in Columbus, Ohio. For nearly 20 years, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and other governmental and community organizations have hosted the collaborative event offering services to homeless veterans such as a hot meals, haircuts, clothing, health screenings, benefits counseling and referrals for housing, legal issues, employment and substance abuse treatment. (Photo by Stephanie Knight, Rocky Brands Inc.)
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Homelessness Helped Me Find My True Purpose In Life
I come into contact with veterans who are in the exact same place in life I used to be, and now I jump in their foxhole and show them the way out.