October 1st, 2009
08:00 PM ET

CNN Hero: Roy Foster

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[cnn-photo-caption image=http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2009/US/02/19/heroes.roy.foster/art.roy.foster.cnn.jpg caption="Roy Foster's facility, Stand Down House, has helped about 900 male veterans since 2000."]

CNN Heroes

Following a faint trail through a dense patch of woods in Florida's Palm Beach County, Roy Foster is a man on a mission.

Foster, 53, is searching for homeless veterans - and he knows where to look.

Whether in a vacant lot behind a supermarket or a small clearing off the highway, homeless vets aren't that hard to find: One in three homeless adults has served in the military, and more than 150,000 veterans nationwide are homeless on any given night, according to the Veterans Administration.

Working with the sheriff's homeless outreach unit, Foster finds vets camped in tents or makeshift lean-tos, where he delivers a message: There's help for you if you want it.

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  1. Dennis

    Roy you and Hawk will always be my Hero !

    October 9, 2009 at 8:30 pm |
  2. Kim

    Makes ya smile and know good in the world is working ! Pretty cool !

    October 1, 2009 at 11:12 pm |