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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food Banks & Pantries, Homeless & Housing, Housing Support

Mission: Our mission is to honor america's veterans by supporting programs that provide employment, housing and financial assistance to prepare them for returning to society as productive citizens.

Programs: Work program: in most cases when a veteran is in need of financial assistance, it is due to lack of employment. The vso work program gives jobless veterans and other needy americans the opportunity to earn an income and regain financial independence free from government or private assistance and build self-esteem while helping fellow veterans in distress. The work program also brings veterans into contact with each other, helping establish a supportive network among the veterans we serve. Vso prefers to offer our veterans the opportunity to raise donations in lieu of hiring outside solicting firms which often charge hefty sums with little benefit. During 2014,approximately 680 veterans and needy americans participated in the vso work program.

veteran housing: the purpose of the veteran housing program is to provide sober, subsidized, transitional living for indigent veterans and to offer supportive services to help veterans recover from addiction and/or life's misfortunes quickly so they can return to a successful independent lifestyle. Unfortunately, the veteran housing program was terminated in february 2014.

grant program: the veterans support organization provides financial grants to veterans and leading veteran support agencies. We also donate non-monetary items to help improve the lives of veterans.

grant program: the veterans support organization provides financial grants to veterans and leading veteran support agencies. We also donate non- monetary items to help improve the lives of veterans.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Board Member

Rating: 4

VSO has hit the mark of 86% back to the veterans of every dollar raised.These figures have be documented by a outside certified audit done on the VSO.The 86% is to include the homeless and or struggling americans that raise the donation.VSO has a work program that provides struggling americans to raise donations to help themselves while helping other veterans.VSO will not hire professional solicitors to raise the donations and keep most of it. A lot of other non profits hire professional solicitors from outside companies to raise donations for them but the problem is the company they hire keep most of the donation.We at the VSO do not like that,we think it is wrong. So that is why we have this work program. Again when a donor donates to the VSO you are not giving your donation to a hired professional, you are giving your donation to someone who will be helped with part of your donation that is struggling now in their life.When a donor donates to one of VSO particapants, they are helping that person and at the same time helping other veterans.Please do check out the VSO and see what you find. I am pretty sure you will be very happy what and how VSO operates.I will recomend that all donors do not donate to a group unless you check them out.

Review from Guidestar

6

Board Member

Rating: 5

I've heard countless stories on how the VSO has helped from suicide prevention, to jobs for the chronically unemployed veteran, and emergency assistance at the VA hospitals through volunteer services. All of this without any grants or government help. It doesn't get much better than the VSO.

Review from Guidestar

4

Board Member

Rating: 5

I was looking for a job and I contacted Mr. Tim Thacker of the Veterans Support Organization and he told me at the time that I called that there was nothing available. Since then, I have came to work for this organization and I can truly say that this is a one of the finest if not the best organization that I have worked for,due to the fact that they really care about the welfare of the veterans. I am truly thankful for the chance to work for a outstanding place.

Review from Guidestar

6

Board Member

Rating: 4

veterans support organization is a great group if you see the facts you will be amazed.V.S.O has had an outside cetified public audit 2 years (2008-2009)and gave back 65% of every dollar raised to the veterans,and this is a fact.V.S.O has the largest homeless veteran transitional housing in broward county FL called Veterans new life haven,that houses 130 veterans,and is available to veterans nationwide.V.S.O also has a thrift store that is ran by only veterans from new life haven.