WE MAKE A DIFFERENCE
ELIMINATE HOMELESSNESS AMONG VETERANS IN CENTRAL FLORIDA
When we were first founded in 2008, there were approximately 4,500 homeless veterans living in Central Florida, 1,800 of which lived in Brevard County. As of January 2018, Brevard County’s population has been reduced to 216, an amazing 88% reduction over 10 years! While we are very proud of the work we have accomplished, we still have a ways to go before we can say mission complete, as there are still 1,300 homeless veterans in the greater Central Florida area that need our assistance.
What makes us truly unique is the fact that we tackle homelessness directly where it exists…on the streets of our community. We proactively go out to find our clients through street level outreach where they live, provide basic needs to ensure their survival and build rapport, and connect them to any organization that offers a service beneficial to them, rapidly moving from homeless to housed.
We are very proud of the work we have accomplished and are excited for the work we have left to do. While being successful at your primary purpose as an organization is the most important factor, it is just as important to be fiscally responsible. That is why we are so proud of our 95% program service ratio for 2017 (95 cents of every dollar spent went to our programs), as well as our continuous Gold Star rating on GuideStar, the trusted leader in non-profit accountability.
We hope as you go through our site you will be as inspired as we are to achieve our mission of “Eliminating Homelessness Among Veterans in Central Florida”.