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Midwest Shelter For Homeless Veterans Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Human Services

Mission: To provide veterans and their families with housing and supportive services that lead to self-sufficiency and to ensure that no veteran is left behind due to homelessness, joblessness, poverty and/or mental-health issues.

Programs: The organization provides housing, supportive services and community outreach to help homeless and at-risk veterans and their families achieve self-sufficiency. From its three facilities in wheaton, illinois, the organization successfully transitioned 6 of 7 veterans, meaning the individuals were employed, sober and moving into permanent housing upon discharge. The organization also housed 13 veterans in their affordable housing program and assisted 260 households and 4 permanent housing individuals with supplies, services and referrals through their community outreach efforts.

the organization assisted 89 households, 142 individuals with housing and support services through their supportive services for veteran families program. This program provides services to low-income homeless and at-risk veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing in dupage, grundy, kane, kendall, will, dekalb and lasalle counties, including services that promote housing stability and play a key role in connecting veterans and their family members to va services such as mental health care and other benefits. Under the program the organization also offers financial assistance to veterans for rent, utility and security deposit payments.

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