Veterans Christian Network is an official 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our State of Illinois Tax Documents are (here). Our Articles of Incorporation(here). All monetary donations or items donated to our organization are tax deductible. Support Homeless Veterans And Their Families.
We are a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving those that served us. We want to help Illinois veterans with a variety of services to help them get back on their feet. Veteran outreach programs and support services have increased to the point that duplication, complexity, and contradiction have created a complex environment for our veterans to navigate. Our Veterans are not a business nor a marketing opportunity but rather a National Treasure – and should be treated as such.
More than 2.4 million men and women have served in Iraq and Afghanistan where they fought in some of the world’s most dangerous conditions. These new veterans coupled with the larger veteran population represents 7% of the total population of the U.S. While veterans’ needs are multifaceted and complex, our nation’s support should be built upon the belief that veterans represent a unique demographic that can be utilized for local and national success.
13% of the homeless are veterans = 1,100 veterans on Illinois streets on any given night, Women veterans (often with children) are fastest growing demographic in the homeless community. These are the ones Veterans Christian Network is focused on supporting.
Veteran benefits and compensation can vary person to person and getting to the single source of truth can often be difficult. Veteran-related policies and funding levels will continue to change at both the federal and state levels for the foreseeable future which will only create more frustration as veterans try to understand their eligibility. State’s and their respective communities must assume a greater level of interest and responsibility for their local Veterans.
We are working to provide our veterans with tiny homes in our community. Currently, we do have two veteran families that do require a new home and Veterans Christian Network is working very hard to provide those two veteran families with new tiny homes. One of those families has a one-year old son with the mother expecting another baby in about two months. They currently are living with her mother of which she is going through some very difficult medical issues and they all live in a very small apartment together. This is the reason why we are working to help this veteran, and with your support we will make this happen for him and his family.
Veterans Christian Network is working very hard to remove them from this situation. Our main goal is to purchase a vacant lot somewhere in Villa Park, Lombard, or Wheaton so that we can purchase tiny homes that are about 1000 sq-ft for each family. With your help we can make this happen for these families very soon. Again, we are working very hard to have this happen for both the families by no later than February 2019. If you wish to see more details regarding these plans please stop by our Lombard, IL. office. Please call first before your arrival because we may be out collecting donations for this project.
This is one of the floor plans that we are going to be building for two veteran families that we are trying to support now. One of which has a one year old son with another baby on the way. She is just under 8 months pregnant as of 10/25/2018. If you wish to help please go here to donate.
Veterans Christian Network is a vital 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that attempts to moderate the negative impacts of apathy and lack of available rehabilitative services for the vulnerable veteran population of Illinois and beyond.
Our organization’s projects, implemented by a well-trained staff, offer many opportunities for the reduction of depravity and poverty through needed intervention. Supporting the development of mind, body, and soul, Veterans Christian Network provides as many military families as possible with a thorough foundation for future success.
Recognizing the needs that exist among our target population, Veterans Christian Network’s staff provides low income military families with a transitional housing program and resource center that focuses on individual empowerment.
Through the establishment of our programs, our organization will continue to address the needs of our target communities, brighten lives, and assist each participant achieve their personal goals. Our organization’s objectives are accomplished by implementation of stimulating activities
and materials that are organized around a well-developed prospectus.
In order to operate this program, our organization is seeking the funding required to purchase multiple acres of land that will accommodate dozens of tiny homes. Every fully furnished unit will include sleeping area, bathroom, kitchen, and living area. The community will also include a resource center, recreation area, and laundry facilities.
After the enrollment process has been completed, our residents will be registered in social services opportunities and life skills development programs that are offered by our organization, outside community programs, and government agencies. The subject areas that our clients may be enrolled in, and provided with transportation to, include personal development planning, vocational development, financial literacy, substance abuse prevention, interpersonal skills development, religious services, personal and emotional development, community involvement, and independent living preparation/follow up. The customized action plan created for each individual will be based upon their needs and personal goals. Our organization will purchase the vehicles necessary to accommodate the transportation needs of those who do not have the means to access their own transportation services.
Veterans Christian Network will also facilitate a community access center that allows veterans to enroll in vital human services offered by the government and community organizations. These services may include, but are not limited to, food stamps, health insurance, housing opportunities, basic needs resources, literacy programs, and financial planning. Every participant may come to the center during operating hours to participate in our programs and benefit from our directors’ guidance. Our qualified staff members will briefly speak with the individual to assess their needs and prepare an action plan that serves the client in the most efficient manner. The representatives of our organization will guide the individual through the application process of each social service or human need they are seeking to enroll in. This may include gathering essential identification and financial documentation, filling out any required applications, and submitting the application via internet, phone, mail, or in person.
This is Chris and Alyssa. He is a United States Army veteran and we have been helping him and his family with major car repairs, tires, and we are going to be helping them get into a tiny home. If you look to your left you will see the tiny home that we are raising funds to build. It is a beautiful larger tiny home that will allow this family to grow. If you wish to know more details please visit our office so that your able to meet us and some of the board of directors that are in control of this project and the tiny home community that we are hoping to start building soon.
So come and join us on this journey to building this tiny home community, and donations are accepted here at https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/support-homeless-veterans-and-their-families