Our mission (goal) is to end veteran homelessness and significantly reduce the number of suicides by helping re-build self-worth, self-dignity, pride, and purpose. These are all traits needed to make a successful transition from homelessness and return as a valued member of society. The Vets on Track Foundation ensures that each veteran exiting homelessness has the necessary resources to make a smooth transition. From temporary to permanent housing, household furnishings and follow-on care, we eliminate a huge financial burden and truly give our unsung heroes a hand-up in restarting their lives. Additionally, we provide comfort and support to widows and widowers through our Fallen Heroes Initiative.
Our vision is to establish our “Beyond the Streets” Program in multiple locations throughout Virginia and the rest of the country. We are working to establish a “Distribution and Resource Center” in the Richmond area that will serve veterans, first responders and their families throughout Virginia. Long- term, we will develop a “Distribution and Resource Center” in other cities across the country to support those in need – no matter where they are.
Through our “Beyond the Streets” program, we work with homeless agencies throughout Virginia to furnish homes for veterans, first responders and their families after they gain permanent housing from homelessness. Organizations working with the homeless are doing great work in getting these heroes off the streets, but particular attention must be made once the housing is secured. Veterans are being placed into permanent housing without the basic comforts of home – like a bed, sofa, dishes, or cooking essentials. These prolonged living conditions can have a devastating mental impact and negatively affect a veteran’s reintegration back into their community.