Our mission (goal) is to end veteran homelessness and significantly reduce the number of veteran 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.
To establish “Beyond the Streets” and R.A.W. Programs is multiple locations throughout Virginia and the rest of the country. We are working to establish a “Veteran Tiny Home Village and 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 “Veteran Tiny Home Village and Distribution and Resource Center” in other cities across the country to support those in need – no matter where they are.
Through our “Veteran Outreach Services” we provide veterans and their families with temporary housing through our Veteran Village. The Village gives them an opportunity to have a place to call home while they regain their footing on life. Through our “Beyond the Streets” program, we furnish homes for veterans, first responders and their families after they gain permanent housing from our Veteran Village, or directly from homelessness. Through our “R.A.W.” program, we continue working with our “Beyond the Streets” program clients and others, offering them an array of support services that work to inspire hope, healing, and purpose which leads to positive outcomes in their life.
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.