Heroes Place in Washington DC is a Resource Center for Homeless Veterans | Veteran Owned Business Nonprofit PSA
Heroes Place Details: In 2009, Jesse Moore, a disabled veteran of the Army, participated in sleep with the homeless project with his fraternity. What resulted was an inspired and informative experience that changed his life. He came into contact with several homeless veterans in the Washington, DC area that suffered a lack of support services. He made a vow to them that he would do something to help.
Years later he kept that vow by opening up Heroes Place, Inc. The resource center has had a major impact on the community by providing a safe place for homeless veterans to go and receive a lot of support services to help them gain and remain independent.
“Our mission is simple, to provide centralized resources and services for transitioning homeless veterans out of homelessness.”
The homeless veterans that seek out Heroes Place come from a wide array of circumstances. Some have recently lost their home, their job, or their vehicle, while many others have lived on the streets for years. Heroes Place helps with health issues, mental illness, substance abuse, or emotional crisis, though income and housing are priority needs. Regardless of circumstance or need, anyone who comes to Heroes Place is in the midst of the most difficult time of their lives.
These veterans need help finding proper housing, free of drugs and alcohol, nutritional meals and health care, substance abuse care, and counseling to provide personal development and independence. Most of all, they need assistance in job training and placement, so they can generate a steady income and achieve financial independence. Heroes Place, Inc. has a host of workshops. Topics include, but are not limited to: Substance Abuse Education, Money Management, Interpersonal Relationships and Problem Resolution.
“All our activities are provided to assist the veterans in becoming self-sustaining individuals by giving them a supportive environment.”