We proudly welcome Our Home, Inc; providing housing for at risk female veterans
Our Home Details: “Our Home is a Transitional Home for Homeless Female Vets (Phase 1) and those with children (Phase 2). The plan is to purchase and renovate a large abandoned or foreclosed house for our first transitional home to be known as: OUR HOME.
The number of women veterans will continue to increase as service members return from the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan. Some of these women veterans, like their male counterparts, face challenges readjusting to civilian life and are at risk of becoming homeless.
Homeless women veterans often face barriers to accessing and using veteran housing, such as lack of awareness about these programs, lack of referrals for temporary housing while awaiting placement in GPD and HUD-VASH housing, limited housing for women with children, and concerns about personal safety.
Limited VA data shows the number of women veterans it has identified as homeless more than doubled, from 1,380 in fiscal year 2006 to 3,328 in fiscal year 2010. Although these datum are not generalizable to the overall population of homeless women veterans, we identified some characteristics of these women. For example, almost two-thirds were between 40 and 59 years old and over one-third had disabilities. In addition, many of these women resided with their minor children.
Our Home will be a place where our Female vets come to when they are facing these challenges and are in need of a place to live.”