The Union City Browns Backers’ president Scott Stahl of Union City, Ohio, recently presented Dean Sanders, fund development director for The Journey Home (TJH) in Winchester, Ind., a check for The Journey Home.
The Journey Home, located at 325 S. Oak St., is a non-profit veterans transitional organization assisting veterans into permanent housing and employment.
Its purpose is to transition homeless veterans off the streets in to permanent housing within three to six months; its mission is to make veterans their priority, to end veteran homelessness, and to provide stability, support and interventions so that chronic homeless Veterans attain housing and independence; and its vision is to honor and empower chronically homeless veterans in their journey to successful independence.
Its core values are safety; compassion and empathy; positive support and connections; independence; and financial stability.
It was noted on its website, www.journeyhomevets.org, that in 2020, 51 veterans were helped off the streets; 38 veterans were helped to find their own home; seven veterans were placed in treatment programs; 23 veterans enrolled in outreach service; 11 veterans assisted into employment; 62 veterans were case managed into VA benefits; 16 veterans were case managed into non-VA benefits; 72 percent of veterans were positively discharged; and 52 veterans were helped with disaster assistance.
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“A big thanks to the members of the Union City Browns Backers for their donation to The Journey Home (TJH),:” said a spokesperon. “TJH is so appreciative for your continued generosity, unwavering dedication to helping veterans during their time of need and for supporting the mission of TJH.”
TJH is a nonprofit with a 15-bed male transitional housing facility and outreach programming to help homeless and at-risk veterans.
It is a esidential facility serving male homeless veterans and offering a variety of outreach programs designed to assist all veterans and their families at-risk of homelessness and offering access to vital resources.
“Serving veterans throughout the United States since 2014, we have empowered over 270+ veterans to overcome chronic homelessness,” the spokesperson said. “TJH offers supporters of veterans and communities the opportunity to take care of our American heroes in time of need, and all has stepped up to help in very big ways. We reside in a rural Indiana community, where friendships are made over a cup of coffee or while sharing a piece of pie. Over 90 percent of our groceries and food items are donated by individuals, families and businesses who donate monthly. Most of our veterans enter the home with nothing but the clothes on their back, but will leave The Journey Home with multiple boxes of sustainable clothing, personal items and household goods from local and regional donors. Your support, passion and love of our Veterans makes TJH a powerful resource to homeless veterans, and in the fight to end veteran homelessness.”
It was noted that all programs and services are free of charge for qualified veterans. All donations are tax-deductible. To learn more about TJH, call: (765) 595-8297.
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