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Homeless After Serving Country, Women Get Help



by Brittany Britto

Lorine Vines’ downward spiral began in the Navy when, she says, a higher-up sexually assaulted her.

She didn’t report the incident, she says, but every day faced her rapist. She turned to alcohol and drugs to cope.

“I was having nightmares and dreams, and all I could see was him,” says the 56-year-old veteran, who served in San Diego, Calif., starting in August 1980.

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