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Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO)

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Military & Veterans Organizations, Veterans

Mission: Established in 2008, VEO’s mission is to provide housing, supportive services, job training and placement to veterans on their journey to an empowered life.

Results: VEO believes that its housing and supportive programs improve the economic status of veterans, while helping to transform neighborhoods and stabilize lives.

Target demographics: veterans and their families

Geographic areas served: Atlanta Georgia

Programs: Our Self-Sufficiency Model focuses on taking "Invisible Veterans" off the streets of our cities and placing them into a safety net of support that provides immediate and long-term housing, treatment and recovery for addiction, healthy meals, basic necessities, and clothing, as well as medical care, mental health counseling, life-skills training and workforce development support.

Community Stories

8 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Advisor

Rating: 5

I am a former resident of V.E.O. I arrived there in Jan 2011. Upon placement with this "Great" organization I was given all the tools necessary to reestablish myself into society. I came to Mr. Frantz Fortune suffering with some drug addiction issues. During my stay with the V.E.O. I had the opportunity to address and defeat them all. I thank GOD for V.E.O., without the direction, encouragement & motivation I received there I can truly say that I don't know where I'd be today. Sincerely, Walter C Turner

1 walterchurch

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was homeless on the street , sick, pneumonia, lung disease, many more medical problems MS LANE COURSEY AT VEO SAVED MY LIFE. I HAVE A HOME NOW OWE IT TO her AND VEO

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Veterans Empowerment Organization (VEO) is an organization that serves like no other. Considering the Homeless Veteran Population, VEO has a unique program geared toward self-sufficiency in the lives of veterans and their families. Witnessing the magnitude of greatness at VEO would bring one to tears each time.

Founder & Executive Director, Frantz Fortune and his team at VEO are absolutely astonishing! Thanks for caring VEO!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I went there to volunteer back in August. I don’t know anyone there just wanted to help in anyway i could. They made me feel like family everyone was so nice and really had a heart to help veterans. They do great work and do it with love you can see it in there Actions.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I came to VEO in 2016 after living in a shelter in down town Atlanta. The programs, staff and housing facility helped me to focus my life and efforts on getting a job, securing my own place and becoming self sufficient again. Thank you VEO for your help and support!!!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Thomas R Sims. Returning to Atlanta GA in 2013, I found myself sick and homeless, I was told about the VEO from some other Veterans while at the VA hospital in Atlanta. I became a client and was given shelter and assistance with my medical needs. Over the next year I became more self supporting and was somewhat able to return to work with the help of others at the VEO. As of today I now live in Daytona Beach FL. I wish to express my best wishes to all the staff, and Mr Front Fortune. CEO and Founder , May God bless all of you each and every day.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The veterans at VEO, have the opportunity to change their lives, with the assistance of services like, housing, hot meals, case management, clothing, job development and social enterprise.
This is a place to begin a positive, new start.

1 Tamara21

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am a teacher at The Children's School in Atlanta, Ga. Third graders learn about the plight of homeless veterans and write letters to leaders in our city encouraging them to do everything they can to end homelessness. For the past several years I have partnered with VEO. Last year third graders paid a visit to VEO in order to deepen their understanding of what it takes to transition out of homelessness.

Frantz Fortune and his staff have created, from nothing, an amazing place. They deserve every bit of recognition that they are receiving. They are true heroes.