The men and women who have proudly and bravely served our country deserve better.
First and foremost, Helping Heroes Thrive Foundation will raise funds for veterans housing and public education. In particular, Helping Heroes Thrive Foundation will support the Detroit Veterans Center, managed by the Michigan Veterans Foundation, where veterans can find transitional housing, support to secure permanent housing and resources for tenant advocacy.
Helping Heroes Thrive Foundation is dedicated to increasing public awareness about the needs of at-risk veterans in order to develop greater opportunities for work, training and housing. Helping Heroes Thrive Foundation will support efforts to enlarge the number of employers, independent property owners and communities willing to welcome returning veterans to their businesses and neighborhoods. Helping Heroes Thrive Foundation will also support efforts to bring together veterans who have made a strong and successful transition to civilian life with those who, often due to circumstances beyond their control, continue to struggle with this transition. Given the demographics of these populations, these efforts will bring veterans together that are from different, racial, religious, educational and socio-economic backgrounds.
Temporary housing solutions are only effective if they are paired with services and staff to address the underlying circumstances that led to veterans living on the street. Helping Heroes Thrive Foundation, through the Detroit Veterans Center, will be supporting comprehensive services that assure access to the physical, mental and rehabilitative health services they are entitled to. These services help veterans stay connected, employed and off the street after they leave temporary housing and services.
We support opportunities for veterans to build the skills, training and experience needed to obtain long-term employment. Given the rapid changes in skilled trades, veterans often need retraining and education to learn to navigate civilian computers, information system and trade equipment with on-the-job training, and initial employment placements to gain experience with these skills. Helping Heroes Thrive Foundation will work to expand opportunities for veteran placements and to build a strong network with area service providers.
EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND TRAINING
Having a personal advocate in your corner has proven to be essential to helping veterans successfully transition to civilian life and keeping them off the streets. With a case manager, veterans receive services tailored to their particular needs, an advocate who fights for their rights and services, a point person who pushes them to stay on track, and someone who will stay in touch with them throughout their journey.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AT THE DETROIT VETERANS CENTER