Story of Mike Torrens

Rural Health Patient Stories

Mr. Torrens is a US Veteran from the rural parts of Sonoma County . In this 90 second video, Mr. Torrens talks about his struggles as a homeless person and how he has sought and found help from the VA Palo Alto Health Care Services (VAPAHCS) through the THRIVE Community Outreach Project. Mr.Torrens attended the VAPAHCS Outreach standdown and was able to receive medical and dental care he needed. The Veterans Court at the standdown was able to waive his traffic violation related fines and assigned him to complete his community service hours. He was able to do community service to fellow Veterans during the standdown and get a new lease on life.

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