In honor of Military Appreciation Month and Armed Forces Day, Homes for Heroes grows its Circle of Giving through the Homes for Heroes Foundation with a $50,000 Grant to National Coalition of Homeless Veterans Nonprofits. The Homes for Heroes Foundation presented five checks for $10,000 each to National Coalition of Homeless Veterans’ nonprofit organizations across the nation who serve homeless veterans. Read more
Ask any veteran, and they’re likely to tell you that one of the greatest lessons they learned while on active duty is how to navigate and problem solve unfamiliar situations without a road map. This intangible attribute makes veterans one of the most employable and job-ready candidates in the job market. However, many military members struggle with finding civilian employment after service due to the lack of hard skills many employers seek in today’s workforce. Read more
On March 10, Janet Saunier, a Homes for Heroes Affiliate Specialist, presented a $5,000 grant to the Fraternal Order of Police Jacksonville, Florida Lodge 5-30 on behalf of the Homes for Heroes Foundation. The grant will be used to support two Jacksonville officers recently injured in the line of duty. Read more
More than 43% of law enforcement officers personally know an active or retired police officer that has taken their own life.
78% of law enforcement officers know a department or agency that has lost one of its officers to suicide.
The rate of suicide among first responders is 50% higher than the general population.
The strains, stresses and trauma of a police officer’s job directly impacts their mental health. The stigma of weakness associated with an officer’s inability to cope with these stresses are causing many officers to deal with them in a fateful way. This stigma also prevents many departments from recognizing this problem and allocating the necessary resources to help their officers deal with their stresses proactively and positively. Read more
The men and women who sign up to serve and protect this country deserve a place they can call home. No military member should return home from service and have to experience homelessness. To help homeless veterans achieve the American Dream of homeownership, Homes for Heroes is proud to support the AREAA Education Foundation and their Welcome Home for Heroes Housing Assistance Program. Read more
The home front has become a battlefield for many military members fighting the war on terror. After protecting and serving a country they love, military members return home only to continue their battle by trying to heal the physical and mental scars caused by war. Air Force veteran, Michael Cash is committed to helping these injured veterans fight and win this battle on the home front.
Every city faces their unique set of challenges. The city of Detroit is no different. Limited funds and high crime rates have plagued Detroit and its public safety for decades. However, over the past five years, Detroit has made amazing strides in improving its city’s public safety. Detroit’s first responders continue to improve the safety of their city with the assistance they receive from the Detroit Public Safety Foundation. Read more
The job of every fire department and its firefighters holds an extraordinary responsibility. However, the job of an FDNY firefighter has a unique responsibility. Despite serving the nation’s largest city, the FDNY is America’s elite team of first responders when devastation and tragedy hits our nation. Read more
Over the past three decades, the two longest wars in our nation’s history have increased the enormous burden on our military families. The increased demands from these conflicts are causing more military families to require our nation’s help in creating a life after service. The Military Officers Association of America Military Family Initiative (MOAA MFI) has stepped up to serve these brave men and women to ensure their families maintain a quality of life reflective of their service to our country. Read more