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Homeless Veteran Outreach Team Members Needed In Brevard

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National Veterans Homeless Support

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Individuals needed to routinely visit local food banks, shelters, and/or homeless camps throughout Brevard, in order to find homeless Veterans and their families. Once found you will record information on them on intake forms for case management, provide them with basic needs to address their immediate needs, and ultimately help them move from the streets to a home.

Requirements:
Compassion to help transition homeless individuals into self-sustaining citizens a must
Experience helping homeless individuals obtain employment, benefits and housing a plus
Ability to stand for long periods of time, perform repetitive motions, walk on uneven terrain, and lift 40 pounds

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About National Veterans Homeless Support

Location:

1436 King St, COCOA, FL 32922, US

Mission Statement

To Eliminate Homelessness among Veterans In Central Florida

Description

NVHS was formed for the sole purpose of locating and assisting homeless veterans living in the parks, forests, and streets of Central Florida. We are a relatively small organization, but have seen consistent growth in our 13 years of operation because of our dedication to our mission, which resulted in a whopping 90% reduction in the homeless veteran population of Brevard County, Florida! While homeless veterans are still our top priority, we are also very focused on prevention of homelessness for at-risk veteran families to ensure they do not become homeless in the first place.

We currently manage 2 programs to support the homeless and at-risk veterans:

Search and Rescue - Outreach program that assists homeless and at-risk veterans and their families either get off the streets, or prevent them from becoming homeless in the first place. For the homeless we search for them in the forests, parks, etc.. of Brevard, provide outdoor gear and food once we find them, and connect them to housing agencies to get them out of the streets. For at-risk clients, we help secure financial assistance for past due rent/mortgage payments, stabilize legal barriers to self sufficiency through our pro bono legal clinic, and file their VA benefits claims as they are eligible.

Veteran Housing -Transitional and permanent supportive housing program capable of housing up to 17 homeless veterans at any given point in time in Brevard County.

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Cocoa, FL 32922

(28.37512,-80.73808)
 

SKILLS

  • Crisis Intervention
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Veteran Care
  • Community Outreach
  • Case Work / Management
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum is one day/location (i.e. x food pantry visit routinely on X day at X time) per week; minimum time varies between 2-3 hours.

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