Home for Cody


Vietnam veteran Terry, and his wife Linda, came to IHS about three years ago in desperation. They were renting a home that was riddled with termites and had improper heating. They were pushed out of the home and onto the street for three long weeks with nowhere to go.

They drove by IHS and, on a whim, they decided to stop in and ask for help. Many landlords don’t accept pets and there was no way they could depart with their beloved dog, Cody. “God was on our side that day because we were homeless and IHS had a small 1-bedroom unit available that we were graciously placed in,” said Terry.

“Cody was so excited the day we moved in. I could almost hear him say, ‘I’m here, I’m home!’ as he plopped on the floor,” Linda described.

Terry and Linda have been able to grow and improve their lives with IHS. They have moved up from the tiny house on Avenue A to a spacious and newly renovated duplex on the corner.

“Thank you for the opportunity to move into this beautiful home. The light shining through the windows brings us such joy every day,” reflected Terry.

Your support in rehabbing the veteran duplex has only just begun. You have offered hope to these two veteran families and the permanency they need to continue their personal growth.