The Home of the Brave Foundation was established to furnish food, shelter and counseling to veterans of the Armed Forces of the USA without regard to sex, race, color, or creed.
Eight Vietnam combat veterans came together, in 1992, over the concern of an increasing number of veterans becoming homeless and the lack of housing and resources. The original eight each contributed $1 to start the bank account to purchase a home.
In 1994 the first Home of the Brave facility was opened with 4 beds. In 1996 the current male program with 15 beds was opened with the majority of funding provided by a grant from the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs. The female program opened in March of 2014 and can house up to 8 women and children.
Supportive Program Services Provided
- 15 bed facility for males
- 8 bed facility for females and their children
- Individual case management
- Mental health counseling
- Substance abuse program referrals
- Medical services referrals and transportation
- Vocational counseling
- Benefits counseling
- Transportation for work and appointments
- Household items upon discharge
Veteran Admission Criteria
- Honorably discharged with a copy of DD214.
- Meet the HUD definition of homeless.
- Open to a personal treatment plan to transition out of homelessness.
- Capable of living in a community environment and performing personal maintenance, cooking meals for oneself, performing chores in the home.
- Admission is based on space available, need, and personal motivation.
- Veteran’s length of stay is determined on a personal treatment plan with a goal of a maximum stay of 6 months.