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Vet Net is engaged in the early discussions of a Homeless Outreach Campaign. Postings will be made as details become available.
Through United Relief Foundation’s “Caring through Sharing” initiative 8 volunteer slots have been opened to Vet Net: 4 volunteers on Saturday, September 24th 11 am to 3 pm and 4 Sunday, September 25th 11 am to 3 pm. Volunteers will be painting interior rooms of Project Restoring Hope house 348. Vet Net volunteers hours will equate to a donation made to the Vet Net. | Email for details or your interest VetNetChicago@gmail.com.
Housing projects provide affordable homes for Veterans in need, as well as jobs and volunteer opportunities!
Based on the January 2011 National Alliance to End Homelessness State of Homelessness report, an estimated 14,055 people experience homelessness each night in Illinois and 15% are veterans and while circumstantial factors vary, homelessness occurs when people or households are unable to acquire and/or maintain housing they can afford.
Furthermore, the National Alliance to End Homelessness reports the main reason behind this inability to and/or maintain housing is the scarcity of affordable housing.
In addition, many veterans returning from Iraq or Afghanistan are finding themselves homeless and a HUD and VA Veteran Homelessness study shows that veterans are 50 percent more likely to become homeless than other Americans.
Vet Net, has partnered with United Relief Foundation’s Project Restoring Hope efforts to provide affordable housing for veterans in need. | Read more
Congratulations, Rochelle!! Check out the full article at DivingtheMidwest/otohwin10
Beloved Chicago weatherman for many years, Harry Volkman is also a veteran, serving in Germany in WWII. Joined with Ben “Wild Chicago” Hollis on stage at our first fundraiser at Weiss Memorial Hospital which include a buffet supper and find out “What’s It Like to Be You?” Harry Volkman!
Emmy Award Winner Ben Hollis of “Wild Chicago” joined with Harry Volkman to help raise money for Vet Net, which will fund our veterans outreach programs. These programs include peer support groups for veterans and their families; site visits to senior housing and nursing homes; benefits check-ups; classes for veterans and families; “Adopt a Vet”; and the ombudsman program.