Veteran’s Community Project by Stephanie Kramer
The Veterans Community Project (VCP) is on a mission to eliminate Veteran homelessness nationwide by providing transitional-housing and enabling access to exceptional 360-degree service solutions. Focusing first on the Greater-Kansas City area, VCP aspires to use Kansas City as the blueprint for achieving similar successes in cities across the United States. Next will be Nashville, TN and the greater St. Louis area. Veterans Community Project is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country. They are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished by the community for the community.
They are building a specialized community called the Veteran’s Village of tiny-homes and onsite services to provide housing stability and address the underlying cause of the Veteran’s homelessness. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny-home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services are facilitated through an onsite community center that provides the Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services. The Veterans Outreach Center provides services to all Veterans and operates as headquarters for Veterans Community Project. Veteran services include but are not limited to, immediate housing stability, employment counseling, substance abuse treatment, various mental and physical health services, resume workshops, financial counseling, car/home repair, clothing, food, furniture, hygiene items, free legal services, independent living skills, gardening classes, cooking classes, veterinary services, transition services, homeless prevention services, mentoring services, and general advocacy.
So how long can a Veteran stay in Veteran’s Village? Veterans Community Project (VCP) will move at the Veteran’s pace. Each Veteran will have a program designed to meet their specific need(s). A Veteran is welcome to stay in Veterans Village if they continue to make progress in their program and toward their transition out of Veterans Village.
To volunteer or Donate go here: https://www.veteranscommunityproject.org/about
VCP is a 501(c)(3) Missouri nonprofit corporation founded by Kansas City Veterans who were frustrated by rampant homelessness throughout the Veteran community.
They are a team of connectors, feelers, and doers on a mission to help our kin, our kind. They move with swift, bold action, and will always serve with compassion.