National Armed Forces FreedomRide-Wisconsin

Helping end Veteran Homelessness in Wisconsin

           Veterans Assistance Foundation,Inc.

                        

All monies raised will go to :
 

VETERANS ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION INC

EIN# : 39-1798221

       http://vafvets.org/index.html 

 

                                                     

 

                 Reference the below noted facility that we are raising money for: 

                    Veterans Assistance Foundation,Inc.

VA Outpatient Clinic

 21425 Spring Street 

Union Grove, WI 53182 

262-878-7000



Ending Veteran Homelessness

 

                        Veterans Assistance Foundation Website to Donate Direct

 

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          Donations may be sent to:
 

Veterans Assistance Foundation
   312 Superior Ave.
  Tomah, WI 54660

Veterans Assistance Foundation
312 Superior Ave.
Tomah, WI 54660

 

 

Did you know that there are 22,658,000 Veterans in America?  If we using 13% (which is the number used by the USDVA) the number of possible homeless Veterans in America would indicate there are between 529,000 and 840,000, Veterans who are homeless at some time during the year. These are men and women who served their country in times of war and times of peace.  

Most Veterans who are homeless are male and single. Few services are provided from local, state, and federal programs for homeless males.

The Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. would appreciate your donations. It gives us the chance to continue to help those veterans, who need a hand up, not a hand out. You can make a tax-deductible donation to the address below.

The Veterans Assistance Foundation is now a member of the 2011 Badgerland Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).  Our information can be found on Page 7 of the CFC book under Local Independent Organizations and our CFC number is 71109.

 

 

Or send donations to :

The National Armed Forces FreedomRide-WI

8444 W. McMyron St

West Allis, WI. 53214

 

Programs & Services

  • We Are Veterans Helping VeteransHealth Care Assessment
  • Wellness Education
  • Referrals for Psychological Assessment
  • Veterans Benefits Counseling
  • Vocational Assessment and Training
  • Sobriety Maintenance through AA, NA, CA and individual and group counseling
  • Referrals for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Job Service, referrals and placement
  • Psychosocial Assessment
  • Case Management
  • Housing Assistance upon completing program
  • Life Skills
  • Computer Classes
  • Time Management
  • AODA Classes
  • Anger Management
  • Assertiveness Training
  • Family Issues


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My fundraising page for VETERANS ASSISTANCE FOUNDATION INC! 

 

 

 

 


Donations may be sent to:

Veterans Assistance Foundation
312 Superior Ave.
Tomah, WI 54660

                 Homelessness

Combat ought to be the most difficult experience of a veteran's life, but many veterans go on to become homeless for eight or nine times the length of their deployments.

 

 

VISIOn 

No one should experience homelessness— 
no one should be without a safe, stable place to call home. 
VISIOn 

No one should experience homelessness— 
no one should be without a safe, stable place to call home. 
VISIOn 

No one should experience homelessness— 
no one should be without a safe, stable place to call home. 
Vision:
 
No one should experience homelessness- 
No one should be without a safe, stable place to call home. 
 
 
 

~Homelessness is unacceptable

~There are no "homeless people", but rather people who have lost their homes who deserve to be treated with dignity & respect

~Homelessness is expensive; it is better to invest in solutions

~Homelessness is solvable; we have learned a lot about what can work

~Homelessness can be prevented

~There is strength in collaboration and we can all make a difference

 

The federal government has recently taken on homelessness among veterans as a top priority. In fact, Secretary of Veterans Affairs (VA) General Eric Shinseki has committed to substantially reducing the number of homeless veterans in five years. This is a tall order – at present, an order that would end homelessness for 76,000 veterans. In order to achieve this goal, VA must invest in permanent supportive housing, discharge services, and increased affordable housing options.

The veteran homelessness population is made up of veterans who served in several different conflicts, ranging from World War II to the recent conflicts. Though research indicates that veterans who served in the late Vietnam and post-Vietnam era are at greatest risk of homelessness, veterans returning from the recent conflicts in Afghanistan and Iraq often have severe disabilities that are known to be correlated with homelessness. And as the military evolves, so too do the challenges. Homeless women veterans, for instance, are far more common now than in any other time in the past. 

 

 As with the general homeless population, rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention strategies are critical for many veterans experiencing homelessness. However, those veterans with the most severe physical and mental health disabilities – often caused by their military service – require permanent housing with supportive services.

Many veterans experiencing homelessness could exit homelessness with rental assistance and a few additional services.


However, many homeless veterans face some of the same challenges as people experiencing chronic homelessness: mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, and physical disability. For veterans, many of these ailments may be the result of service-induced trauma. As such, the first step to successfully ending homelessness among veterans is to address vulnerability factors when soldiers are discharged; VA must be prepared to assess the housing status of veterans as they leave active service and be able to follow-up afterwards.

After that initial assessment, VA should be prepared to address homelessness though permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing strategies, service-intensive interventions, and prevention policies for at-risk veterans.

Many homeless veterans face some of the same challenges as people experiencing chronic homelessness: mental illness, substance abuse and addiction, and physical disability. For veterans, many of these ailments may be the result of service-induced trauma. As such, the first step to successfully ending homelessness among veterans is to address vulnerability factors when soldiers are discharged; VA must be prepared to assess the housing status of veterans as they leave active service and be able to follow-up afterwards.

After that initial assessment, VA should be prepared to address homelessness though permanent supportive housing, rapid re-housing strategies, service-intensive interventions, and prevention policies for at-risk veterans.

 

 Far too many veterans are homeless in America. Homeless veterans can be found in every state and live in rural, suburban and urban communities. In 2010, it is estimated that 76,329 veterans were homeless on a given night. In the interactive map below, roll over a state to see see how many veterans are estimated to be homeless

 

                       

 

 

Homeless Veterans Assistance

 

National Alliance to stop Homelessness

 

 

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Donations may be sent to:

Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

312 Superior Ave.

Tomah, WI 54660

Tax I.D. #- 39-1798221

Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc. website:

http://vafvets.org/index.html

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