National Veterans Foundation - Bob Woodruff Foundation

National Veterans Foundation

Homeless Veteran Outreach 

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In 2020, Los Angeles was home to 18% of all unsheltered veterans.  Over 2,800 veterans are homeless and unsheltered on a given night in Los Angeles County. The National Veterans Foundation (NVF) provides critical services in Los Angeles, CA through homeless veteran outreach, connecting veterans to transitional housing, medical care, food, bottled water, hygiene kits, clothing, and other supplies. The NVF Outreach team scouts for veterans who are MIA, “Missing in America.” They find veterans under freeway bridges and overpasses, and along dry riverbeds and freeway corridors. NVF goes to communities of veterans living in tents, old RVs, and trailers on city streets and abandoned parking lots to provide services where veterans live. This BWF investment will provide a new van for outreach services. The van will allow NVF to connect at least 700 street homeless veterans to resources to improve their wellbeing.