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Homeless veteran gets back on the right path with help from Signal 88

Before Steven Stouffer joined Signal 88 Security of Sarasota, he was homeless for a short period of time after becoming unemployed and suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. That's when he went to Goodwill Veterans Services to get back on the right path and find help. There, he met Brian Hannon of Signal 88 Security.

“When Mr. Hannon met me, he looked me straight in the eyes and said ‘nah, that’s it, you’re done. That’s just not you,’” Stouffer told Your Observer. “First thing after they employed me, Mr. Hannon said, ‘You have a family now. You’re part of a team.’ And that’s important, coming from the military — that confidence knowing that they have your back and you have theirs."

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