Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 3.67 stars   3 reviews

Issues: Homeless & Housing, Human Services, Veterans

Location: PO Box 109 Newburg WI 53060 USA

Mission: The Veterans Assistance Foundation (VAF), founded in 1994, was established to operate homeless veteran programs in the State of Wisconsin. The VAF''s mission is to provide structured environments where homeless veterans are able to receive services needed to re-establish themselves in their community. The primary goal is to stabilize the veteran medically and mentally, and then look at the issues that have caused them to become homeless by breaking their current cycle. A program is tailored for the veteran to obtain the items necessary for independence.
Programs: Programs and Services to assist homeless and at risk homeless to increase their status in society. The transitional housing programs operated under the Veterans Assistance Foundation provide veterans with health care assessments, referrals for psychological assessments, state and federal benefits counseling, vocational assessments, job service referrals and placement, case management, sobriety maintenance through AA, NA, and individual and group counseling, referrals for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, housing assistance, and educational groups such as anger management, living skills, time management and family issues. The VAF has 3 programs with 76 beds in operation throughout Wisconsin.

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Rating: 1 stars  

I was called to contribute to Veterans Assistance Foundation and told the solicitor to send me information and I would donate if, after I checked on the organization, I found that it was a legitimate non-profit that provided valuable services. I found their 2012 Form 990 on Guidestar and will not be contributing to this "charity". It seems that over $800,000 of the total $2.3 million in expenses for 2012 went to professional fundraisers. And the percentage was worse in 2011. Also almost $700,000 went to salaries. You should not donate to this charity if you want your money to go to Veterans or services for Veterans.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I worked for VAF for 12.5 years and know first hand the capabilities the management and staff have working with homeless veterans. The housing and supportive services provided makes VAF one of the best programs in the country.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the opportunity I received to learn, grow and advance in my professional life. I truly believe in the mission of VAF and look forward to its future.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-1-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

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This foundation has had a 15 year history of providing services to homeless veterans or at risk of being homeless

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Was there personal contact with the veterans.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The staff was very good and concerned about the veterans

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Expand it program in every state in the USA

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-3-01

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