They risked their lives to serve our country and defend our freedom…and now they are sleeping on the streets.
Homelessness among U.S. veterans is a growing concern across this nation. According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), an estimated 40,056 veterans are on the street nightly, and nearly twice that many will experience homelessness during the course of the year.
So how do veterans become homeless? It is a complicated question, and the answers are varied as the individuals. But in many areas, the lack of affordable housing combined with the number of veterans living with PTSD or suffering from addiction create a “perfect storm” of factors that lead to a life on the streets. When veterans who are at-risk lack the support of friends, family or employment, it compounds the problem and often pushes the veteran further to the edges of society. They become even more disconnected, displaced and in despair of ever having a place to call home again.
Veterans’ Communities, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization formed BY veterans FOR veterans.
Our mission is to bring that hope and opportunity to these men and women through:
Job training and placement
Mental health/addiction counseling
We will also work hand-in-hand with similar veterans’ groups across the state offering needed services during our annual STAND DOWN event.
Join us in our mission of restoring hope and dignity to these veterans, and together, we can change their lives for the better.