We've ENDED Veteran Homelessness

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 Philadelphia has ENDED Veteran Homelessness

 

The saying "blood, sweat, tears" doesn't even begin to describe the true emotion behind our grueling effort to END Veteran Homelessness in the City of Philadlephia.

 

Thursday, December 17th, Mayor Michael Nutter was joined by U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro to make the official announcement that we have reached our goal.

 

Because of your support, together, we have changed the course of history and given momentum and ultimate success to a feat many thought impossible.

 

We are so proud to have been at the forefront in accomplishing this goal... but still, there is much more to be done!

We will continue our hard work to ensure sustainability for Veterans who have returned home, as well as expand our efforts to serve Veterans and families throughout PA, Southern NJ and Delaware!

 

ONWARD,

-The VMC

 

P.S. Want to help continue these efforts?  Support a local Veteran today.

 

Read more here:

"Phila. milestone in ending vet homelessness" - by Michelle Obama and Jill Biden

"Thanks to major Philly effort, 1,390 homeless vets now have permanent addresses" - Newsworks WHYY

"Philadelphia Becomes Latest City to End Veteran Homelessness" - NBC 10

 

**UPDATE (1/8/2016): MontCo has reached Functional Zero**

NBC10 Stops by VMC this Veterans Day

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NBC10 Stops by VMC this Veterans Day

Check out the coverage of VMC's own Delvin Brinson, U.S. Army Veteran, now serving to show other Veterans the path towards success and our Director of Development, Debby Derricks, sharing about great progress towards Ending Veteran Homelessness!

 

We are so proud! ‪#‎RewritetheCardboard‬

 

Watch it again here!

VMC Gives Voice to Veterans' Concerns

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VMC Gives Voice to Veterans' Concerns

After years, VA is now considering PTSD as a factor in Discharges.

 

VMC is committed to giving voice to a Veteran's concerns, equity and quality to their earned benefits, and a just resolve to their needs. Hear the story of US Army Veteran Von Wiggins and learn out how, today and everyday, VMC is working to make a difference for Veterans.

 

Read the full story Philly.com

 

Veterans Awards Winner!

VMC Wins Veterans Award!

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(Mo Gillen, Deputy Executive Director, accepting the Veterans Award and smiling BIG with it immediately after)

 

We are extremely proud to have been recognized, nominated and honored with the Veterans Award for our work with Veterans experiencing homelessness by Mission Complete in Washington, DC last night!

 

'Twas a very special Veterans Day, indeed!

 

"Mission complete presents the Inagural Veterans Awards ceremony on November 11, 2015 at our Nation's Capital. Guests will include representatives from distinguished Veterans organizations, Washington dignitaries, and Veterans themselves, along with their loving families. The Veterans Awards honor those organizations that have dedicated their work to creating an America where our nation's heroes are able to live the lives they deserve and access the assistance that is promised to them."

 

 For more information about Mission Complete or the Veterans Awards, please visit www.TheVeteransAwards.com

Philadelphia Ending Veteran Homelessness

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We are Ending Veteran Homelessness in Philadelphia!

...and we won't stop there! Our efforts will focus on sustainability and ending Veteran Homelessness in Delaware, New Jersey, and the rest of Pennsylvania!

Onward!

Anonymous - Philadelphia, PA

"I am the wife of a Viet Nam Veteran. My husband started going to PVMSEC 10 years ago for help. No mere words could ever express how much his life and in turn our family life has changed for the better in those years. I am and always will be grateful for the wonderful care he has received at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center & Education Center."

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