Search & Rescue Program2023-11-11T06:19:33-05:00

Search and Rescue: Finding and Helping Homeless and At-Risk Veterans

Our Search and Rescue program is a unique and effective outreach program that serves homeless and at-risk veterans and their families in Central Florida. We have two main goals:

  • To find and assist unsheltered homeless veterans and their dependents who are living on the streets, in the woods, or in their cars
  • To prevent and intervene for veterans and their families who are at risk of losing their homes due to financial issues

We have a dedicated team of staff and volunteers who go out into the community to locate, connect and support our clients. We provide them with:

  • Basic needs, such as food, clothing, outdoor gear, hygiene items and medical care
  • Housing assistance, such as referrals to VA programs, transitional or permanent housing agencies, and benefits application specialists
  • Financial assistance, such as emergency grants for rent, utilities, and other essential needs
  • Case management, such as helping them with budgeting, employment, education and other goals

We also organize two large-scale annual outreach events to bring joy and comfort to our clients:

  • Thanksgiving: We prepare and deliver meals to homeless and low-income veterans throughout Brevard
  • Warm Full Safe: We put homeless veterans and dependents into hotel rooms and give them hot meals and gifts on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, and we help at-risk veteran households stay in their homes with the utilities on during December

We collaborate with many community partners who offer services that are beneficial to our clients. We are the only program of its kind in the State of Florida. We do not wait for our clients to find our office, we go and find them. We are on a mission to end veteran homelessness in Central Florida.

Brevard County opens applications for $18 million COVID-19 rental assistance program

February 13th, 2021|Blog, Search & Rescue, Veteran Resources|

Brevard County opens applications for $18 million COVID-19 rental assistance program Dave Berman Florida Today Brevard County has opened up its application process for a new federally funded emergency rental assistance program for residents negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Brevard County Housing and Human Services Director Ian Golden said [...]

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