Plainfield, Connecticut

Kip Burrell got his friend Jeff to go with him to the Veterans’ Coffee House in Plainfield. They could just walk there and get free donuts and coffee. Otherwise, the nearest support group was in Danielson. Most vets would say their jobs in the military were fairly mundane, but PTSD was not uncommon. At the Coffee House, they had a guy talk about benefits. “The government,” said Kip, “helps those who help themselves.”