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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Housing Support, Military & Veterans Organizations, Senior Citizens Housing & Retirement Communities, Seniors, Veterans

Mission: The mission of Liberty Manor is to promote the developmental and social needs of disabled, honorably discharged veterans who have fallen victim to homelessness providing transitional, supported housing and establishing objectives designed to attribute to self-sufficiency.

Results: Business of the Year Finalist Chamber of Commerce Florida State Senate Proclamation Hillsborough County Sherriff Office Community Award City of Tampa Mayors Alliance Volunteer Award Hillsborough County Veterans Council Spirit Award Tampa Mayors Alliance Volunteer Award Bay News 9 Community Hero Am Vets National Americanism Award Elks National Veterans Service Commission Freedom Award WEDU Judges Choice Category Finalist Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs Who's Who in Executives and Businesses and Who’s Who of American Women International Women's Leadership Association The Business Journals - Biz Women on the Move Women-N-Charge 2011, 2015, 2016 Tampa Bay Buccaneer Community Quarterback Award Winner Board Member Patriotic Instructor VFW Auxiliary American Legion Auxiliary Second VP Temple Terrace Chamber of Commerce James Haley & Bay Pines Veterans Advocacy Council Operation Enduring Gratitude Board Member Hillsborough County Homeless Coalition Board Member/General Member Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs Arthur Young Entrepreneur of the Year Finalist - INC. Magazine Alumni Member - Gamma Beta Phi Society

Target demographics: Honorably Discharged Homeless and Disabled Veterans

Direct beneficiaries per year: Fifty Veterans

Geographic areas served: Tampa

Programs: Quality housing to homeless and disabled veterans

Community Stories

24 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

GREAT PEOPLE!! DOING A GREAT SERVICE!! We need more people like Dave and Connie

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Client Served

Rating: 5

This organization does "fantastical" things that are nothing but positive. If something positive happens to me...something positive will probably happen to someone else. Positive breeds in the positive. It's a good start to a positive future.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am proud to have honorably served our Country for 11 years. I have accomplished a few things in my life, but I believe I am nowhere near finished yet. I had no idea that my body would feel they way it started to feel about five years ago from all the abuse I put it through as a younger man. I was young and aggressive…I loved the physical challenges of being an ARMY RANGER. I never thought I would also own a business for over a decade either. But most of ALL, I never thought I would find myself homeless. I’m a not going to tell you a sob story! I want to convey to anyone who reads this that this is about hope!

I learned of Liberty Manor for Veterans from my church years before I came to them for help. Members from my church have held cookouts for the Veterans at Liberty Manor and found it fulfilling to do so…the church members were actually bragging about it. When I found myself in a homeless state, I did my best to keep my wits about me and find a solution. I was able to recall my friend’s pleasant experience at Liberty Manor. Quite frankly all it took was for me to make one simple phone call!

After speaking to Connie Blaney and Jeff Luddeke, the wheels of hope went into full gear. As fast as I was homeless, ever faster I had a new home where I could think about what got me into this position in the first place. I was provided everything I needed. I found myself in a safe home with a warm bed, all the food I could cook and eat, cable TV, washer and dryer and most of all, fellow Veterans Brothers that Ms. Blaney had rescued as well.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was living at the womens program, Afena House and moved here due to a recommended by a fellow veteran named Tony who was a former resident. I was introduced to Jeff and Connie while a BBQ was going on at Liberty Manor. They took me in and made me feel at home.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a homeless veteran and asked a church for help, they called Liberty Manor, and they picked me up within half an hour. They were nso kind and welcoming. I now have a chance to get my life back. I can now receive rent assistance as well. Today, a veterans group brought loads of food and other things for us.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was a former resident of Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc.

I was standing in line at the Salvation Army shelter when Connie Blaney learned that I was an honorably discharged veteran and walked up to me, told me about Liberty Manor. I left with her that day and moved into Liberty Manor for Veterans - thank God!



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Client Served

Rating: 5

I moved to Liberty Manor from two different shelters, Liberty Manor truly feels like a home. I feel grateful to be here. I feel the contentment of the others residents here. I trust the others that reside here.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I arrived at Liberty Manor from a program called New Beginnings. I was referred to Liberty Manor by Leroy Milliage with Hillsborough County Health and Social Services. When I first saw Liberty Manor, I was hooked! We are well fed and the holidasys seem much more like Christmas! I'm well pleased - thanks.

As a result of the staff and other residents, I feel better aboiut myself.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I was recently homeless and seeking help when Hillsborough County Homeless Recovery referrred me to Liberty Manor for Veterans. I met Connie Blaney who offered me a place to stay in a matter of hours. I enjoy the environment between staff and residents because everyone is pretty close. Staff have been extremely helpful and understanding.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to Liberty Manor for Veterans and they found employment for me in five days! They offered me shelter, food and clothing. They really seem to care for veterans when other organizations just talk about helping us. We attended a party to honor veterans the second day I was there. I havent felt so welcome in years.