“This place is fantastic. I suffered from drugs and alcohol abuse and post traumatic stress disorder. They are helping me feel like a normal human being again. I actually care now. I’m making plans for my life. Mr. Foster changed my life.” – Matt R., U.S. Army National Guard
A Place for Veterans To Get Help
Stand Down: Stand Up for Those Who Served
Roy J. Foster, Executive Director
Roy J. Foster is a former U.S. Army veteran. He left the service with big plans for civilian life; however the stars aligned with a different plan for Mr. Foster. Instead, he found himself homeless and struggling with an addition to drugs and alcohol. He lived a life witnessing shootings and all types of crimes while living on the street and in drug houses.
Roy wanted more for himself. He found the strength and the resources to get clean and back on the right track. He knew there were many other veterans suffering the way he was and that transformed into a passion about helping others in his situation.
Roy Foster and the late Donald Reed, also a former homeless veteran, co-founded Faith Hope Love Charity in 1994 with the vision to provide assistance to those veterans who suffer from homelessness, ultimately opening the Stand Down House.
Our vision is to empower veterans to lead independent lives with respect and dignity; to be able to achieve housing and financial stability.