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Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 3 stars   4 reviews 1,686

Address:

312 Superior Avenue Tomah WI 54660 USA

Mission:

Operate programs designed to assist homeless or at risk of becoming homeless veterans maintain or improve their status in society by providing an environment through which they can access human services.

Programs:

Grant per diem (gpd) is an alcohol and drug free transitional housing program for single veterans designed to identify and treat the issue that caused their homelessness, assist veterans with residential stability, increase their skills and/or income and provide them with a greater self determination. The program requires veterans to have one on one meetings with their case worker, participate in daily living skill classes, participate in employment training programs, commit to alcohol and drug free living, and participate in volunteer activities.

wisconsin department of veterans affairs (wdva) is an alcohol and drug free transitional housing program for homeless and at risk veterans designed to assist veterans obtain steady employment and affordable housing to reintegrate into the community.

supportive services for veterans families assists veterans (ssvf) and their families who are homeless or at risk to retain stability and permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. Ssvf provides supportive services to resolve the immediate crisis and promote housing stability, the intervention is temporary. Homeless prevention is intended to prevent first time and repeated homelessness or a recurrence of a housing crisis. Rapid rehousing is intended to end homelessness, reduce the time spent homeless, and increase job and income growth.

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(608) 372-8387
www.vafvets.org

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Reviews for Veterans Assistance Foundation, Inc.

Rating: 1 stars  

The Veterans Assistance Foundation (VAF) Building 407 of the Veterans Administration in Tomah is horrible. The VAF has no intention of helping veterans. The harass and discriminate against veterans with special needs. As long as you pay their fees, they have a bed open for you.

The VAF does not help veterans, they merely house you. The Executive Director, The Program Director and the Step up Step out Director have no knowledge of how to do their jobs. The VAF simply makes things up as they go. The VAF is run like a private club. There is no way I would recommend this organization to any other agency, or individual for any kind of assistance.

 
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Rating: 1 stars  

6 people found this review helpful

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  

1 person found this review helpful

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  

1 person found this review helpful

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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