Homes for the Brave (HFTB) is pleased to announce that they have expanded its programs and services to West Haven, CT. Homes for the Brave is a nonprofit organization based in Bridgeport, Connecticut that leads the way in the fight against Veteran homelessness in collaboration with the VA and other community agencies. The objective of HFTB programs is to provide individuals with access to the support and skills training needed to live independently and engage with their communities.
Homes for the Brave West Haven opened the first of two houses in the spring of 2022 and is opening the second house in the summer of 2022. The program is near the VA Medical Center and can serve a total of 14 male Veterans experiencing homelessness, providing them with temporary housing and on-site support. Each Veteran is provided with his own room, support with basic needs (food, clothing, etc.), case management, and support from peer support specialists in the evenings and on weekends.
The goals of the program are to help each Veteran reach his objective to move into permanent and safe housing; as well as increase and stabilize his income, and work toward his self-determination goals. Homes for the Brave assists the Veterans they serve and provides the support they need to help them move on to independent living. Each Veteran has access to other Homes for the Brave resources, including vocational training, clinical treatment, and ongoing support after they leave the program. Homes for the Brave West Haven is operated in partnership with the US Veterans Affairs Grant and Per Diem Program, the VA CT Healthcare System, and the Veterans Support Foundation, which owns the buildings where the program is housed.
“Opening these two homes in West Haven allows us to provide our programs and services to Veterans in New Haven County, allowing us to serve more Veterans in need.” said Vince Santilli, Homes for the Brave’s CEO. “We are extremely pleased to expand into West Haven and serve Veterans experiencing homelessness in that area.”
The mission of Homes for the Brave (HFTB) is, with an emphasis on Veterans, to provide the housing and services necessary for individuals experiencing homelessness to return to a productive and meaningful life. Since its creation in 1998, HFTB has served over 1,500 individuals, while engaging with hundreds of volunteers and local organizations to craft an ever-expanding network of support. We strive to be a beacon of hope and inspiration for the community by providing innovative, comprehensive, and compassionate programs that demonstrate our dedication to our Veterans. For more information visit homesforthebrave.org.