Veteran homelessness has been a concern in the United States for more than a century. Since prior efforts to address this issue have fallen short of expectations, we have decided to take matters into our own hands by providing the following services:
- Building homes for homeless veterans
- Serving meals in the community
We know that even a single combat exposure increases a person’s likelihood of becoming homeless by around 27%. Mental health struggles have also been identified as one of the strongest risk factors for homelessness among veterans. At Housing Our Homeless Vets, we see veteran homelessness as unacceptable. Contact us to get involved in our movement to end veteran homelessness.
Veteran’s Village Initiative
At Housing Our Homeless Vets, our mission is to end veteran homelessness in America. For us, this fight begins with our Veteran’s Village Initiative. With this program we are creating all-veteran “tiny home” communities across the United States. We will provide long-term transitional housing for veterans in need. Within these communities, we will assist veterans by not only providing them with consistent shelter, but also assisting them with job placement, meal prep, transportation, benefit management, counseling and more. We want to make sure we are not only helping solve a veteran’s shelter problem, but also assisting them to identify, resolve and heal what may have put them there in the first place.
It doesn’t matter when, where, how long or their discharge status; we just want to assist veterans in getting back on their feet in whatever way we can.
You can help us reach our goal of building communities for Veterans in need by clicking the button below.
Feed Their Needs
Across the United States, food insecurity continues to be an issue in all communities. There are times that this is obvious, but many other times it goes unnoticed. Among families and individuals alike, food insecurity has become a larger issue throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Not everyone that is trying to find where their next meal may come from is struggling with homelessness. With this in mind, we started our Feed Their Needs program.
Our Feed Their Needs program will provide brown bag meals in the community each month in various locations. At Housing Our Homeless Vets, we feel like if we can help just one person secure food for themselves or their family, this program is a success. For more information or to see when our next pop up event is, check out our events page.
You can help fund our program by clicking the button below.
meals served through our Feed Their Needs program because of your donations
Winter Warmth Project
We had our first Winter Warmth Project event on Christmas Day of 2021. At this event, we serve Veterans and families of the community with bag meals just like our Feed Their Needs events. What makes this event different is that we also distribute hundreds of cold weather items, such as; blankets, beanies, gloves, coats, sleeping bags, socks and more that are donated by people like you. These items help individuals get through the cold weather months with one less thing to worry about. You can help fund this year’s event by clicking the button below.
Veteran Homelessness By State
According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s point-in-time count, on any night in January 2022, there were 33,136 U.S. veterans experiencing homelessness – down from 37,252 in 2020. While we are on the right track, no veteran who volunteered to serve this country should ever go without a roof over their head. Learn more about veteran homelessness statistics by state.
While the vast majority of veterans never experience homelessness, many veterans live without stable housing, running water, food, and transportation. Recent figures by U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) officials suggest that close to 40,000 veterans are homeless in the United States today. Veterans struggling with opioid use and other substance use disorders are especially vulnerable. Veterans with mental health concerns and a history of interpersonal and military trauma are more likely to experience homelessness than the general population.
Thank You For Your Service
We strive to assist veterans by providing resources and support to handle struggles with mental health, addiction, family assistance, physical health, and otherwise. We also work with Veterans Affairs (VA) to understand the benefits that each veteran is entitled to so that they can get the maximum amount of assistance. We believe it is our responsibility to do our absolute best to provide as many homes for veterans as we can. As a nonprofit organization, we rely on contributions from our community members in order to make a difference in the lives of veterans. On behalf of the veterans we serve, we thank you for joining our cause.
Taking Care of Veterans Is Not a Political Issue
At Housing Our Homeless Vets, we believe in bringing people together to solve a problem that has plagued our great country for generations. We believe that caring for our veterans is a moral issue, not a political one. We welcome you to join our cause no matter your political ideology. Together, we can help put veteran homelessness in the past and work to ensure a brighter future for generations to come.