Franchisee Spotlight: Leo Walker

Franchisee Spotlight: Leo Walker

In 2018, Leo Walker bought Home Helpers® Home Care of Southeast Houston and realized he had a unique opportunity to help veterans living in his area.

Making a Difference within the Community

Back in 2014, when Walker was living in New Jersey, he founded a nonprofit called ‘Hike for Mental Health.’ His goal was to raise awareness regarding the stigma around mental health disorders, specifically post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), which affects many veterans.

How Home Helpers Can Support Veterans

It wasn’t until after he had opened his location that Walker realized how interconnected his in-home care business and the veteran community was. After a few months of operation, Walker learned that roughly 70% of Home Helpers’ clients are either veterans themselves or surviving spouses of veterans.

“I think I knew pretty much from the beginning of when I was first contemplating getting involved with Home Helpers that there was going to be a connection there,” Walker said. “It wasn’t really a surprise so much that a lot of the clients are veterans or that they’re surviving spouses of veterans, but it did seem like a very natural connection because of that.”

Soon after opening his doors, Walker became actively involved with the Pearland Veterans Day Walk. Then, in November of 2018, Home Helpers became the titled sponsor of the event with all proceeds going directly to organizations that help veterans.

“I think helping seniors at this stage of their life, in general, is pretty amazing to be able to do because of all the stories and all of the life experience they have,” Walker said. “When you’re talking to a veteran, that gets magnified because of what they have been through and the service they’ve been through.”

Over the years, Home Helpers brought Walker something he hadn’t experienced while in the corporate world — the satisfaction of knowing that he’s improving the lives of seniors in his community.

As an essential business, Home Helpers is proud to be helping our seniors stay healthy and safe during these uncertain times. If you’re someone who’s looking to make a positive difference in the lives of senior citizens, become a part of our successful franchise!

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