One of the over 5,500 Veterans housed was a 63-year-old female Veteran that was living alone in deplorable conditions. She approached the VA for assistance. While living on a very limited Social Security income, her “home” had no running water and parts of the roof were missing. With the help of the VA, the Veteran was able to obtain assistance – and with further help from Veterans Matter, she was able to move into a senior living community where today she is safe, happy, and loved.
Stories like this one show how your donation and our partnership with the HUD-VA Supportive Housing Program moves Heroes from cardboard to headboard. It’s hard to believe that sometimes just a few hundred dollars is all that is preventing a Veteran from moving into a home of their own. Once housed, there is a 91% success rate that the Veteran will remain in permanent housing, forever changing the trajectory of the Veteran’s life.