"Veterans ~ Faith, Hope & Support"
"Homeless and at-risk Veterans need more than just shelter. We must give them the tools to empower themselves and reclaim the self-worth and dignity which comes from occupying a place in the American Dream. It is a dream they fought so hard to defend for the rest of us."
The W.S.W. Foundation provides clothing, socks, and hygiene kits to New Directions for Veterans Housing Projects as well as homeless Veterans by making monetary donations, linens, bed Linens, towels, blankets, pillows, and hygiene kits. (We also have selectively handled: Desks, Blenders, Monitors, Computers, Televisions, Coffee Makers, Portable Air Conditioners, and Toaster Ovens.)
The living facilities allow Veterans to obtain a job, learn the necessary skills needed to maintain bank accounts, and develop a discipline for hygiene responsibilities as well as maintaining a residence.
It is estimated that about 30 out of every 100 (or 30%) of Vietnam Veterans have had PTSD in their lifetime. (National Center for PTSD)
Operations Iraqi Freedom (OIF) and Enduring Freedom (OEF): About 11-20 out of every 100 Veterans (or between 11-20%) who served in OIF or OEF have PTSD in a given year. (National Center for PTSD)
Among the 284,000 unemployed Veterans in 2019, 56 percent were aged 25 to 54, 39 percent were age 55 and over, and 5 percent were ages 18-24. (US Bureau of Labor)
In January 2019, communities across America identified 37,085 homeless Veterans during point-in-time counts. 51% of which have a disability. (National Alliance to end homelessness)