Our nation’s Veterans should not return from their military service to face
homelessness and housing insecurity. In 2009, President Barack Obama and then
Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced the goal of ending veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. And, in fact, Veteran homelessness has been on the decline since 2010.
However, many of our nation’s Veterans—particularly
those with low incomes—still face challenges finding affordable and stable housing and supportive services. Current programs offered by the VA, the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and other agencies need additional resources to meet the full range of veterans’ needs. Furthermore, the design and scope of housing and service programs are not always appropriate to meet the needs of a changing veteran population.

Sustainable Farming and other hands on training will allow each veteran the opportunity to build experience in any field they wish to venture into.
With onsite learning centers and online courses it is much easier today to become educated in a chosen field.

We partner with local food banks and churches in order to provide for each individuals needs.
For many veterans, mental health issues, including those related to PTSD, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and other disorders are the obstacles to finding and keeping secure housing—in addition to a lack of affordable options and social and economic disadvantage. Mental health issues complicate and contribute to the problem of homelessness in multiple ways. “They often result in the inability to acquire the skills, supports, and opportunities for economic advancement, for housing, or good family and social relationships,” says Gary Shaheen, MPA, director of employment policy at the Syracuse University Institute for Veterans and Military Families. All of this, he says, “can shut down a person’s ability to cope and hope.”
One of the major obstacles to seeking help for the mental health issues that contributes to homelessness is stigma, according to Shaheen. Issues of military identity and culture as well as fear of discrimination may stand in the way of veterans seeking available help or being receptive to outreach efforts.
A Home 4 Heros works with each individuale to map out a plan designed to give veterans hope and understanding