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.
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.