The moment the VA social workers have the veteran ready to be housed in appropriate housing they access our on-line system and complete the short referral form and hit send.
Minutes later the social worker and landlord receive a confirmation email from our National Housing Advocate, approving the deposit amount and the check is mailed the same day.
That’s it. It really is that simple.
Once housed, our Housing Advocate coordinates with the VA, and other community partners, to provide support necessary for the veterans to return to independence.
In military terms we jump in to clear the landing zone (LZ) so others can come in and assist in bringing every veteran home.
To be honest, I did not plan this, it just happened. I just know I was called to help. So I came when called. No big deal, millions of us do the same for causes we are called to.
If you are one of those called to help veterans, then I don’t need to write anything more, you just understand in your marrow that it is OUR job. And OUR job right now is to get the word out and raise as much as we can, as fast as we can, to house as many veterans as we can.
This site will give you all the tools to do that. Or, if you have other ideas, give me a call or email me – I want to hear them.
But I have to tell you, when we have Gold Star wives, veterans groups like the American Legions, Vietnam Veterans groups, VFW’s, hardened CEO’s and the like calling me in tears thanking us for starting this, then we realize again that our call to duty was just because Veterans Really Do Matter, and we must take care of our own. They deserve it.
Called To Service
Veterans Matter is an innovative cloud-based rapid-response system – partnered with the VA’s Homeless Veterans program (HUD/VASH) – which allows the homeless veteran to get housed in literally minutes rather than the 30 to 60 days normally required to obtain the deposit. Essentially your donation is used as a deposit paid directly to the landlord to allow the veteran or veteran family to cross the threshold into a warm place called home for a fresh start.
Who We Serve
We exclusively help currently homeless veterans and veteran families who qualify for the VA HUD/VASH housing voucher program; who have found a house or apartment, and are ready to cross the threshold into a home of their own and begin the rebuilding process. This gives your donation a 100% success rate housing veterans in a long-term housing program that has a 91% success rate keeping them housed.
Where We Serve
Veterans Matter operates in any area we have adequate funding and HUD/VASH housing vouchers are available. We currently operate in 16 states and Washington, DC. Learn more about each area of operation.
100% of the funds raised go to help house veterans locally, regionally, or nationally – wherever the greatest need is. In other words, anywhere there is a veteran waiting for a home tonight, we will be there!
How We Serve
When the VA social workers have helped the homeless veteran or veteran family find appropriate housing, they complete our short online referral form. All conforming referrals are immediately approved and an email is sent to the landlord confirming we are sending a check that same day. Because of the celebrity support many landlords allow the veteran to have the keys and immediately cross the threshold.
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