Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania, Inc.

Rating: 4.94 stars   54 reviews

Issues: Veterans

Location: 2417 East Carson Street Pittsburgh PA 15203 USA

Mission: Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania provides essential housing, employment and other vital supportive services to eligible veterans, service members and their families to improve self-sufficiency, sustainability and quality of life. We work "in the trenches" with these homeless, poor, and middle class individuals who are doing the difficult work of rebuilding their lives after military service.
Results: Housing Programs Job Search Assistance Veterans Information Resource Case Management Services Referral Services
Target demographics: provide essential housing, employment, and vital support services to eligible local Veterans, service members, and their families
Direct beneficiaries per year: Serve over 2,100 Veterans and service members, make 5,000 referrals for essential services, and operate one of the most effective homeless Veteran employment programs that place Veterans in meaningful jobs
Geographic areas served: 14 counties of Southwestern PA
Programs: essential housing, employment, and vital support services with the goal of improving their self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The words Thank you hardly seem enough. But they are coming from my heart. A heart uplifted by your kindness. With all our love and thanks, Especially to Ken Haynes and Will Steele.
Thank you so much,
James and Patricia

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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My name is H.A . I am grateful and appreciative of the VLP. This program has given me hope for myself and survival from Mar 2013- present. Last year I lived in an abandoned house. After the lady I stayed with put me out because general assistance welfare checks were no longer issued. No adults could receive the 200$ a month, so with me having no income I was put out. I had no place to go because I am originally from North Carolina. I survived the wind and cold in the holy father and holy sons name I slowly fell into a deep depression. In March 2013 someone told me about VLP. I called and spoke to your diligent worker Dan. Dan told me to stay strong and get into the office ASAP. I never knew I could feel so cared about. He set me up with resolved for my mental health problems. Dan introduced me to Karen that day. She surely did have a caring attitude. The way she treated me was outstanding. I met Serena in May 2013 and she has upheld the great standards of excellence. Serena has kept me on track. This is why I am grateful to you, the program and your staff. I am glad I served 7 ½ years in the Army Reserves. And one year of being in my apartment, I would like to thank Dan, Karen and Serena.

Thanks so much VLP!!
H.A

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Ms Holt.
As a Veteran sometimes its really hard to ask for assistance. You have shown me that you generally care for us Veterans and make it easier to ask. My water was threaten to be shut off and because of you and you advocating on my behalf, I was able to continue to have water. You have always taken care of me for the holidays with food and items. Without you, I don’t know where it would be.

Thank you,
Niles

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

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2014

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To Ken and the VLP Staff,
Thank you so much for the help and support. It was a lifesaver. I would otherwise be homeless. It sincerely was amazing to not feel alone and the VLP staff really came through for me.

Sincerely
Augelo M.
USMC / OIF Combat Veteran.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Dear VLP,

I am Alan Smith, one of the many veterans who participate in your program and am under the guidance of Jack Kudrav.
I would very much like to take a moment and thank each-and-every one of you for the time that you spend with us to get our lives restarted and/or restructured. For me, it is extremely valuable to share and learn about the many different yet similar experiences that my fellow veterans live with on a daily basis during our meetings.
When I first started with your program, it appeared as if things in my life were getting more into focus and things that were out of reach were getting closer to grasp. That was until recently when a situation occurred that looked like a derailment could be occurring. Words of wisdom are all it takes to put things back into perspective. That is what the VLP does for their clients on a daily occurrence.
I would also like to take a moment to extend my gratitude and make note that you have an exceptional member on your staff. His name is Jack Kudrav. Jack is a kind, caring, and sympathetic individual who always has a story of enlightenment when it is need the most. He will help you to be able to stand alone on your own two feet and cheer you on as you walk away gracefully.
So again, I extend my appreciation to the VLP and its staff. “Job Well Done,” “Keep Doing What You’re Doing”
Sincerely,

Alan Smith

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Trudy
I just wanted to take the time and tell you how much you are appreciated. Thank you for believing in me and being a part of my life. You mean the world to me.
Thank you,
Love you always
Tracey R.

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Sam,
Just a quick line to say once again many thanks for all your support. I’m glad that you’re in my corner.
Best Wishes
Bob B

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Life-changing

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2014

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I cant thank you enough, ken . Thank you, thank you, thank you. You and your organization has truly helped a vet that was down on his luck. I know my situation is only temporary. Thank God for your organization and those like it, who help the men and women who served this country.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Ms. India,
I hope that you are in good health and doing well. I wanted to thank you and the Veterans Leadership Program for all the help you have given to me. The assistance you gave me is greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Sincerely,
Kimberly. C

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Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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Ms. Beth,
I just wanted to touch base with you to let you know that I am still going strong and paying my bills and staying sober and loving life to the fullest, because of GOD and of course you and the SSVF program. So thank you for your time and effort you put in me it really was a great blessing. So thanks again.
The Johnson Family.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

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Definitely

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Very Well

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2014

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