Outreach assistants needed to aid assisting Brevard Homeless Vets

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ORGANIZATION: National Veterans Homeless Support

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Outreach Assistant for Search and Rescue Program

Description: Join National Veterans Homeless Support (NVHS) in our compassionate mission to locate and assist homeless veterans in Central Florida. As a Street Outreach Assistant, you will be the boots on the ground, making a tangible difference in the lives of veterans who need it most.

Responsibilities:

  • Engage with the local community to identify homeless and at-risk veterans.
  • Provide immediate necessities such as food, clothing, and hygiene products.
  • Inform veterans about NVHS services and other local resources.
  • Guide veterans to agencies offering housing and long-term support.
  • Document interactions and assist with data collection to improve outreach efforts.

Qualifications:

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to work respectfully and empathetically with diverse populations.
  • Knowledge of local resources and services for veterans is a plus.
  • Reliable transportation and willingness to travel within the community.
  • Commitment to NVHS’s values and a passion for serving those who served us.

By volunteering with NVHS, you’re not just giving your time; you’re giving hope and help to veterans who have given so much for us. Your involvement can lead to life-changing outcomes for our nation’s heroes.

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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 15 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.

CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Veterans & Military Families
Homeless & Housing, Hunger, Veterans & Military Families

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Cocoa, FL 32922

(28.37512,-80.73808)
 

SKILLS

  • Social Work
  • Case Work / Management
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Crisis Counseling
  • Veteran Care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Flexible hours, including some evenings and weekends, to meet the needs of the veteran community.
  • Be able to walk and stand for extended periods of time and lift donations of up to 40 pounds (ie case of water).

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