Breaking Ground in Washington D.C. – 85 Beds for Homeless Veterans
This week, the National Coalition of Homeless Veterans is holding its annual conference in Washington D.C. U.S.VETS leadership is in attendance, including the Executive Directors for each of the 11 sites across the country; Steve Peck, President and CEO; and Darryl Vincent, COO. They are meeting with other service providers from around the country to discuss innovations in meeting the needs of homeless veterans, such as housing, employment, and more.
On Friday May 31, following the conference, U.S.VETS will be breaking ground on a new facility in Washington D.C. On any given night, more than 500 veterans will sleep on the streets of our nation’s capital. Over the course of a year, more than 1,500 veterans who served our country honorably will fall into homelessness and spend weeks or months looking for shelter and assistance. This new facility will provide housing for 85 veterans in SE Washington D.C., becoming the largest veterans program of this nature in the area. The program will serve more than 200 veterans annually, significantly reducing the number of veterans on the streets of Washington D.C.