We Can All Do Something to End Veteran Homelessness
VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.
The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA’s programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Still, VA cannot do it alone. Organizations and individuals in communities across the country are integral to providing services to Veterans and spreading the word about the resources VA provides to end and prevent homelessness among Veterans.
Explore va.gov/homeless to learn about VA’s programs for Veterans and to find out what you, your neighbors, and your community can do to help Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
Know that one phone call can be the difference in the life of a Veteran who is homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. Make the Call to 877-4AID-VET (424-3838) to be connected 24/7 with VA’s services to overcome or prevent homelessness for yourself or a Veteran you know.
On this edition of Jaws of Justice Radio we look into the efforts being made by The Veterans Administration and groups they are partnering with to end homelessness among veterans. Host Jeff Humfeld will talk with Corrie Jones, Grant and Per Diem Liaison and Sondra Robinson, Acting Homeless Coordinator at the Kansas City VA. We will talk about how this nation effort is being funded and what can be done locally.
In the second part of our show host Lee Moore will talk with Carrie Rosetti, Executive Director, St. Michael’s Veterans Center and . St. Michael’s Veterans Campus is uniquely designed to offer safe, permanent housing combined with support services to enable ― and empower ― a successful transition to productive and healthy civilian living.
Split into multiple development phases, St. Michael’s will ultimately consist of three apartment buildings providing housing for approximately 180 homeless or at-risk veterans. It will also include 10,000 square feet of office space designed to deliver supportive services and case management that’s focused on long-term success and better outcomes. Residential apartments provide the safe, secure living environment to promote self-reliance that’s sustainable. Supportive services respond to the broader spectrum of needs from treatment coordination, counseling and employment training to nutrition, health and wellness, among other services.
For More information about St. Michael’s Veterans Center contact: Carrie Rosetti, 816-659-8210 | [email protected] 20 West 9th Street, KCMO 64105
Calendar of Events
Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty will hold vigils across the state tomorrow to protest the execution of Joseph Franklin scheduled for November 20th. In Kansas City the vigil will be Tuesday November 19th, at the JC Nichols Fountain at 47th and Main, KCMO in the Plaza from 4pm-5pm.
The execution of Allen Nicklasson, originally scheduled in October but halted because of concerns about the use the drug propofol for lethal injections, has been rescheduled for December 11th. Vigils will be held December 10th to protest his execution. For information call Cathleen, 816-206-8692.
You are invited to attend the groundbreaking ceremony for the East Patrol Division Station and Crime Lab Campus, 10am Tuesday, Nov 19th at 26th and Prospect, KCMO. City and KC Police Department officials will join community leaders in turning the first shovels of dirt as the construction phase of the project begins. For more information about the East Patrol Division Station and Crime Lab Campus, visit the project website at www.saferkc.com/east
Missouri State Representative Brandon Ellington is sponsoring a Local Celebrity Basketball Game, Wednesday November 20th at Paseo Academy, 4747 Flora, KCMO. Festivities start at 6pm and the game starts at 7pm. Admission will be donations of at least 4 canned goods, turkey, coats, gloves, slightly used clothing or childrens toys.
Donated items will be used for the community Thanksgiving dinner and give away Wednesday, November 27th, from 4-7pm at the Brush Creek Community Center, 3801 Brush Creek Blvd, KCMO. For more information call 816-651-0044 or email [email protected]