OUR STORY

Serving Our Veterans With Strength & Purpose

HOMELESS VETERANS
IN UNITED STATES

37,800

UNSHELTERED VETERANS
IN UNITED STATES

23,300

HOMELESS VETERANS

IN PENNSYLVANIA

982

UNSHELTERED VETERANS

IN PENNSYLVANIA

365

HOMELESS VETERANS

IN DAUPHIN COUNTY

39

UNSHELTERED VETERANS

IN DAUPHIN COUNTY

23

 

GOAL

0

 

GOAL

0

Data provided from the annual Homeless Point-In-Time Survey by the US Department of HUD and the Capital Area Coalition on Homelessness

CHANGING LIVES

Homeless Veterans need individual assistance to combat the pain, uncertainty, and loneliness of life on the streets. Our tiny house community will provide our Veterans with everything they need to live with dignity and safety; their own tiny home equipped with furniture, housewares, bedding, food, and utilities, free of charge.


The on-site Community Center will provide sanctuary and the emotional space needed for the Veterans and our Support Services team to thoroughly address the underlying causes of their homelessness.


Once their desired goals are met, VOPA will assist our Veterans in securing a permanent housing solution.

 

Physically, Mentally and Emotionally

The Community Center will house our Veterans' dining, bathroom, and laundry facilities. Additionally, there will be classrooms designed for workshop facilitation. All programming offered to the men and women receiving support at the VOPA village will focus on helping them heal—physically, mentally, and emotionally as well as foster a sense of acceptance and value within the community. These program supports will provide opportunities for learning and practicing life skills such as managing personal finances, cooking, resume writing, interviewing skills, drug and alcohol peer support, etc. The residents will also be provided with social/emotional learning opportunities emphasizing self-management, self-awareness, responsible decision-making, social awareness, and relationship skill building. 

VOPA will collaborate with local organizations to connect our residents to existing programs designed specifically to meet their personal needs. Connections with local businesses will be made to facilitate with job placement assistance so that each resident has the capacity to be independent and self-sustaining upon leaving the VOPA community. 

Independence and Sustainability

BY THE NUMBERS

51% of individual homeless Veterans have disabilities.

 

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Non-profit 501(c)(3) Organization

Veterans Outreach of PA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization – contributions to which are tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. The official registration and financial information of Veterans Outreach of PA may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling toll free within Pennsylvania, 1-800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

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