U.S.VETS Continues Services During COVID-19

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At U.S.VETS, our highest priority is providing our nation’s veterans with the care, community, dignity and hope that they deserve. Our job will not end until every veteran is served.

Today, our mission is to continue providing critically-needed housing services, while minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on those we serve. As so much changes around us, one thing remains the same: every single night, more than 5,500 veterans and families across America rely on U.S.VETS for a safe place to call home.

During this time of uncertainty related to COVID-19, we continue to ensure housing, meals, and supportive services for our veterans. It is in these times that homeless and at-risk individuals and families are even more vulnerable. At U.S.VETS, our doors remain open to veterans who need us.

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Across our residential sites, we are adhering to evolving directives from the CDC, VA Medical Centers, and health departments, including protective measures around hand hygiene, symptoms screening, and increased cleaning of high-touch areas in our facilities. We are taking precautions for the health of our community, postponing fundraising events and veteran activities, changing meal service and adjusting living arrangements in interim housing, and implementing social distancing – while making sure to still provide a safe, supportive community for our veterans. These changes are creating significant and unplanned expenses.

This week our staff began to work on Essential Duty Teams, to provide support for our team members, while ensuring that critical services remain in place for our residents, such as 24/7 residential assistance, three daily meals, case management, transportation to necessary care and services, and therapeutic support.

The veterans we serve demonstrate how to adapt and persevere in times of adversity. Our clients teach us resilience in combating challenges. We continue our mission to serve on their behalf.

With gratitude, and our well wishes to you and yours,

At U.S.VETS, our highest priority is providing our nation’s veterans with the care, community, dignity and hope that they deserve. Our job will not end until every veteran is served.

Today, our mission is to continue providing critically-needed housing services, while minimizing the impact of COVID-19 on those we serve. As so much changes around us, one thing remains the same: every single night, more than 5,500 veterans and families across America rely on U.S.VETS for a safe place to call home.

During this time of uncertainty related to COVID-19, we continue to ensure housing, meals, and supportive services for our veterans. It is in these times that homeless and at-risk individuals and families are even more vulnerable. At U.S.VETS, our doors remain open to veterans who need us.

Across our residential sites, we are adhering to evolving directives from the CDC, VA Medical Centers, and health departments, including protective measures around hand hygiene, symptoms screening, and increased cleaning of high-touch areas in our facilities. We are taking precautions for the health of our community, postponing fundraising events and veteran activities, changing meal service and adjusting living arrangements in interim housing, and implementing social distancing – while making sure to still provide a safe, supportive community for our veterans. These changes are creating significant and unplanned expenses.

This week our staff began to work on Essential Duty Teams, to provide support for our team members, while ensuring that critical services remain in place for our residents, such as 24/7 residential assistance, three daily meals, case management, transportation to necessary care and services, and therapeutic support.

The veterans we serve demonstrate how to adapt and persevere in times of adversity. Our clients teach us resilience in combating challenges. We continue our mission to serve on their behalf.

With gratitude, and our well wishes to you and yours,

Stephen J. Peck, MSW
President and CEO

How you can help

Many of you have reached out to ask how you can help us serve our veterans during this time. Contributions can be made on our donate now page. We are thankful for the community support during this time, when so many are in need.

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