Welcome Home Assistance Program
Since July of 2004, the programs we support have provided assistance to over 160,000 members of the military community. We launched Welcome Home Assistance, our veteran support program, expanding our services and providing much needed assistance to our veterans and their families.
According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans:
– Young male veterans (those ages 18-24) who served post 9/11 have an unemployment rate of 29.1% compared to 17.6% for non-veterans
– The 1.4 million veterans in poverty have the highest chance of experiencing homelessness of any group
Our Welcome Home Assistance program fills a gap in support our veteran community receives today, by helping to prevent homelessness and provide a hand-up for our veterans experiencing poverty today. Working with the VA Healthcare for Homeless Veterans program and the Veterans Leadership Program, Welcome Home Assistance provides support for veterans in need by helping to defray the costs associated with establishing a new home.
How do we do this? Our culture has a tradition of providing house warming gifts to friends and families moving into a new home. UMNPA with its 501c3 partners extend this tradition, by providing gifts that help veterans and their families establish residence. We all know that moving into a new home can be stressful and costly. In the case of our homeless veterans, they enter new homes with only the clothes on their backs. A critical component of their full recovery and transition into civilian life is that they be healthy, rested and comfortable.
To that end, UMNPA provides these families with a good bed and mattress, and essential household items to give them the best possible environment in which to live. You can help by sponsoring a veteran and their family.
The need for support and appreciation from the community is critical for our troops and our veterans. We continue to support our troops and now serve our veterans because of YOUR ongoing, generous support.