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To Eliminate Homelessness among Veterans in Central Florida

When we were first founded in 2008, there were approximately 1,800 homeless veterans living in Brevard County. As of January 2018’s Bi-Annual Point in Time Count, Brevard’s population had been reduced to less than 300, an amazing 88% reduction! While we are very proud of the work we have accomplished, we still have a ways to go before we can say mission complete. According to the US Census Bureau there are 4,400 veterans in Brevard County that are in poverty, and so to reach mission complete we have to get all of the homeless housed while at the same time keep the at-risk in their homes.

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.

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 91% program service ratio for 2021, as well as our continuous Gold Star rating on GuideStar, the trusted leader in non-profit accountability.

To find out more about our programs and the difference we make on a daily basis, read our blog , visit our programs page, or contact us directly.

Please view our NVHS Brochure HERE

Operations

George Taylor Jr
President/CEO

Jennifer Taylor
Chief Operations Officer

Carol Dyke
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

Jan Taylor
Housing Program Manager

Laura Richard
Social Media Manager

Kasey Corson
Office Manager

Kevin McGarry, PhD
Outreach Team Lead

Bill Breyer
Outreach Team Lead

Dave Taggart
Outreach Team Lead

Virginia Powers
Purchasing Coordinator

Greg McElhinny
Website Manager

Karen Shanley
Program Coordinator

Connor Grish
Program Assistant

Board of Directors

Meet the NVHS Board Of Directors. This team of people have the veterans best interest at heart and represent that interest in the community.

GEORGE TAYLOR JR.
Chairman

ELIZABETH HARRIS-JD
Vice Chair

CATHIE MCMULLIN
Board Secretary

Arthur "Gunner" Dudley

STEPHEN BURDETT CPA
Treasurer

DANA BLICKLEY

NORMAN MOODY

LISA NASH

THOMAS SCHMUTZ

Read From Our Blog About Us

Veterans and PTSD

December 8th, 2021|

Veterans and PTSD PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) is a serious problem for veterans. Recent veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars are affected by PTSD at the rate of 11-20%, and for Vietnam veterans, the estimates are even higher. As [...]

Bicycle Bar Tour 2020 Results

January 11th, 2021|

Thank you to Gary Haas of Mad Hatter Promotions for putting on the event and helping to raise $1,115, as well as $100 in gift cards, and several donated items for our vets. There were around 50 participants this year [...]

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