Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta
Veterans Employment Program
Location: Atlanta, GA
Despite extensive training and responsibilities in the military, some veterans struggle to transition successfully to civilian life and employment, and some veterans encounter especially significant challenges. The Furniture Bank’s Veteran Employment Program intervenes with these most-vulnerable veterans who are homeless or are at risk of homelessness, to provide on-the-job training, forklift or CDL-A licenses, and to facilitate full-time employment. Veterans exit the program with employment income sufficient to prevent their return to homelessness. The Furniture Bank applied to BWF through the NFL-BWF referral pipeline. This BWF grant will support eight post-9/11 veterans through their internship to obtain a CDL-A or forklift license, and will also strengthen Furniture Bank of Metro Atlanta’s follow-up and continued support capabilities by funding an alumni coordinator position.