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National Veterans Homeless Support

Cause Area

  • Homeless & Housing
  • Hunger
  • Veterans & Military Families

Location

1436 King StCOCOA, FL 32922 United States

Organization Information

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.

Reviews

Would you recommend National Veterans Homeless Support?
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by Edward B. (November 27, 2020)
When NOBODY Else would help me you did on more than one occasion this is the best organization I’ve ever been a part of I am looking forward to helping these people.
by JULIA G. from cocoa, FL (November 17, 2015)
Never got to meet the person in charge
by Chris C. from Ocala, FL (March 31, 2015)
Sent a request to volunteer in early 2014 and never received a response.
by Beth M. (March 19, 2013)
Working with NVHS since the fall of 2008, I am currently the Development Director. We're an organization made up of wonderful and dedicated volunteers, who enjoy making a difference in the lives of veterans who need assistance. The leaders in this organization are true humanitarians and provide groundwork and opportunity for volunteers to grow and join us utilizing their best talents. Working with NVHS makes life altering differences to veterans who are going through hard times and homelessness. It will change you, enlighten you, and bring joy and satisfaction to you as you help our appreciative vets.
by George T. from Cocoa, FL (Administrator for this Organization) (December 26, 2012)
I have been volunteering as Vice President of NVHS since October 2009. I am currently in the US Air Force based out of Patrick AFB, FL and give the majority of my free time to this organization. I have volunteered a lot over the past 11 years I have been in the Air Force, and never have I ever come across an organization like this. We are very successful in going into the woods an help homeless veterans survive outdoors while trying to connect them with other social service organizations to get them housed and employed. We manage a transitional housing program that will have 16 beds available by Mid-2013 in Brevard and Orange Counties, and with that all of the executives in this organization are still volunteers!! Talk about dedication to the cause, I love this organization, the community as a whole loves this organization, and I encourage anyone to give us a chance and see that we change lives everyday... I am entirely a volunteer and I recommend this to anyone!

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