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.