Maria Lizardo and her niece Jaden Galang, 5, pose for a photo at their home in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Lizardo a veteran received help
Maria Lizardo and her niece Jaden Galang, 5, pose for a photo at their home in Oakland, Calif., Wednesday, April 30, 2014. Lizardo a veteran received help in finding housing from Abode Services' housing program specifically for war vets who become homeless. (Anda Chu/Bay Area News Group)