Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
- VETERAN SERVICES
Housing Resources and Homeless Veterans
www.buildinghomesforheroes.org – Building Homes for Heroes
https://www.hfotusa.org/ – Home for our troops – (they will build you a house at no cost if accepted)
www.usmhaf.org – Military Housing Assistance Fund
www.operationforeverfree.org – Operation Forever Free
www.rebuildingtogether.org – Rebuilding Together believes we can preserve affordable homeownership and revitalize communities by providing free home modifications and repairs, making homes safer, more accessible, and more energy efficient.
Many Veterans face challenges throughout their lives that may lead them to lose their home, eventually becoming homeless. VA recognizes that every homeless Veteran’s story is different, including their specific needs to help them get back into permanent and stable housing. There are many VA benefits that may support your specific needs, so it is important you know what benefits you may be eligible for.
Homeless Veterans may be eligible for a wide-variety of benefits available to all U.S. military Veterans. VA benefits include disability compensation, pension, education and training, health care, home loans, insurance, vocational rehabilitation and employment, and burial. Contact the County Veterans Service office in your area.
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
VA has founded a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans to ensure that homeless Veterans or Veterans-at-risk for homelessness have a free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist homeless Veterans and their families, VA Medical Facilities, federal, state and local partners, community agencies, service providers and others in the community.
1-877-4AID-VET (87-424-3838) or www.VA.gov/homeless/NationalCallCenter.asp
- Call for yourself or someone else
- Free and confidential
- Trained VA counselors are there to assist
- Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
- Mental health and program information in your area is available
VA Health: The VA Health Care Network provides care to Veterans across the nation at VA Medical Centers, Community-Based Outpatient Clinics, and Vet Centers. Many of these facilities offer health care programs for homeless Veterans, including mental health services. Call the Denver VA Medical Center 303-399-8020 or the National line for more information 1-800-827-1000.
There are many federal housing programs that can support homeless Veterans and their families. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA Supportive Housing Program (HUD-VASH) partner to provide permanent, supportive housing and treatment services for homeless Veterans. Call the Denver VA Medical Center for more information 303-399-8020.
A.C.T.S. Resource Center
Supports homeless and end of employment displaced veterans with reintegration programs, shelter, basic needs and other services.
3405 Downing Street
Denver, CO 80205
Colorado Coalition for the Homeless
Provides up to 24 months of transitional housing for veterans referred byt he VA. Veteran with incomes may have to pay a portion of the program as rent.
2111 Chapma Street
Denver, CO 80205
Samaritan House Veteran Program
This charitable arm of the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Charities offers shelter, transitional housing, case management and support services.
VA has many employment and training programs that provide homeless Veterans and Veterans at-risk of homelessness the opportunity to return to healthy, productive lifestyles within their communities.
If you have a VA loan but are having trouble making your mortgage payments, it is very important that you take steps to avoid a foreclosure. VA may be able to help. Call the VA Home Loan Service Office at 1-888-244-6711 for more information.
As a former HR and payroll consultant I am painfully aware of the challenges that millions of small and medium sizes businesses face on a daily bases just trying to survive. Over reaching government regulations and taxation are strangling these businesses and preventing them from growing and hiring more people.
With the new Republican tax plan and POTUS Trump decreasing over reaching government regulations things are getting much better. BUT we still have a lot of work to do.
Jobs drive our economy. Good paying jobs help us provide for ourselves and our families. Most people are un aware that small businesses and jobs are the back bone of our economy. When small and medium size businesses are doing well we as a country do very well.
Out of the 27 million corporations we have here in the United States only 6 million of those have any employees at all. Out of the 6 million who do have employees only 18,000 have over 500 employees or more. (US Census 2008)
Our J.O.B.S. initiative will focus on the life blood of our economy and the need to strengthen our Jobs, Opportunity, Business, Security and Safety Initiatives
Where there are jobs, opportunity, business, security and safety (J.O.B.S), there is prosperity! Where there are no J.O.B.S, there is poverty, despair and depression. Bring back safety and security and we will bring back business, opportunity and jobs.
Step 1) Embrace the local police. Local police should not be feared they should be embraced. Do not run from local police run to local police.
Step 2) Increase neighborhood watch programs.
Step 3) Increase neighborhood clean up programs.
Step 4) Increase neighborhood business co-ops.
Step 5) Increase neighborhood pride events.
Light House Denver
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