One of our mail goals is to successfully Build and manage single family residences, with their own gardens, for disabled American Veterans and Young Adults transitioning out of the Foster System.
What Motivates this movement?
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates that 40,056 veterans are homeless on any given night. About 1.4 million other veterans, meanwhile, are considered at risk of homelessness due to poverty, no income due to injury and mental damage, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing. On average, 22 Veterans commit suicide each day.
With the End Goal in Mind:
With this program we wish to build and construct single family homes for the Veteran to live rent FREE - sharing the home with Young Adults aging out of the Foster Care System, or Young Adults in Extended Foster Care, providing a mutually beneficial purpose for the Veteran and for the Young Adult. Along with the new homes we supply raised garden beds, tools, equipment, and lessons to grow their own healthy food. This program is extremely therapeutic in nurturing community building with individual and group responsibility, and is highly valuable in improving the quality of life for both groups we serve.