Volunteers of America Florida, Inc. - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Volunteers of America Florida, Inc.

The following program was awarded grants as part of the Bob Woodruff Foundation’s second 2020 Expedited Grants Portfolio, addressing urgent needs related to COVID-19.

Emergency Needs for Veterans

Service Area: Florida

Volunteers of America of Florida has provided VA Transitional Housing (Grant and Per Diem or GPD) throughout the State of Florida for over 20 years. On a daily basis, they engage 384 homeless veterans who are coping with mental health and co-occurring substance use issues spanning more than 6 VA Medical Center areas from Pensacola to Key West. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the vulnerable veterans they serve. This NFL-BWF Salute to Service will enable Volunteers of America Florida to address the negative effects of COVID-19 on veterans and veteran families by providing a combination of emergency financial relief, housing, and case management services to over 500 veterans.