Shepard says he was "just kind of sitting around, not doing a whole lot."
That was until he was referred to the Veteran's Outreach Program.
"I was really one of the first ones to start over here in march of this year," Shepard explains.
Shepard's hard work has paid off and he will become a full-time employee at Goodwill.
As of October 31st, success stories like Shepard's may become nonexistent.
The grant money received for the program will run out at the end of next month.
Jimmy DeFoor, the director of Veteran's Services says, "By losing this program, that's even less resources that we have, so some veterans are going to suffer."
Over the year, the Goodwill Veterans Outreach program has been able to provide unique services.
Some of which, Scotty Henderson of the Texas Veterans Leadership, often referred people to.
Just a few weeks ago he sent a veteran who was recently unemployed to the Goodwill Office.
"He was a construction worker. He was selling his tools to pay for a hotel room and was basically at the end of his rope when he contacted me," says Henderson.
Fortunately the Goodwill was able to provide help in that instance.
Now, Veteran Services will have to work even harder to find alternative resources.
"Especially in these economic times, we've got more and more people coming in looking for help and it's just less available," says Henderson.
As the end of October gets closer, DeFoor tries to stay positive about the situation.
"Keep our chin up and do the best we can with what we have," says DeFoor.