40+ of the people we house and serve are chronically homeless veterans with multiple disabilities.
There is a crisis in our country: on any given night more than 62,000 Veterans are homeless, living on the streets, in emergency shelters, or transitional housing. That's roughly 4,000 more than the total number of men and women who died while serving in the Vietnam War.
A jubilant return home is not always the reality for those that have served our country—isolation, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression all stand to mar the journey.
Two thirds of our homeless veterans served our country for at least three years—they've served in Iraq and Afghanistan, Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, the Persian Gulf War, World War II, and the Korean War.
No one should suffer the hardships of war to end up on the street. Help us to bring them home.
We offer case management, psychiatric, medical, addiction and other services - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Apartments are located throughout the city, in whatever neighborhood the vet chooses to live. Apartments are furnished, the new tenants get to shop for sheets and towels and toiletries, and then go shopping for food to stock the new fridge. Our job is to offer a home and a new start... and that is more than a roof and a door.
They fought for our homes, please help us to fight for theirs!
We need your help to continue offering real solutions to chronic homelessness in Philadelphia.