Mission: Alpha Omega Veteran Services provides social services and short- and long-term transitional housing programs to homeless veterans with the end goals of securing permanent housing, independent living and total societal re-integration.
Results: Since our inception, it has been our pleasure to have served more than 8,000 displaced and/or disabled veterans. Our facilities include a drop-in/outreach center with a 19-bed transitional center, 32 one-bedroom permanent housing apartments, permanent housing in eight townhouses serving 32 veterans, 10 Single Room Occupancy (SRO) permanent housing units for the chronically homeless, a 15-bed transitional housing facility, and an 8-bed hospice-like transitional facility known as the “Life House” that serves the medically fragile.
Target demographics: disabled and displaced military veterans
Direct beneficiaries per year: over 300 military veterans.
Geographic areas served: Memphis, Tennessee
Programs: food, clothing, housing, transportation, vocational assistance and rehabilitation assistance that are administered by a staff comprised of over 30 trained professionals
They do a great job ensuring our Vets are taken care of physically and emotionally. They've done a wonderful job helping them re-adjust to life after the service and the difficulties some of them encounter after their return to civilian life. What could they do better? They need better resources to get their word out and avenues for revenue stream to help more Vets.
The agency's expertise has been in providing food, shelter, clothing and all of the rehabilitative serves necessary totally reintegrate homeless and disabled veterans back into society for nearly 30 years. To date they have serviced nearly 10,000 veterans. We would like decrease the suicide rates of this population.