Volunteers of America Florida, Inc.
Emergency Support for Vulnerable Veterans Affected by the COVID-19 Pandemic
There are over 106,000 veterans living below the federal poverty level in Florida, many of whom are experiencing homelessness and other barriers to a stable, secure life. Volunteers of America of Florida helps veterans and their families find safe and affordable housing, and provides them with the vital support services they need to stabilize. Volunteers of America Florida serves major cities like Pensacola, Tallahassee, Jacksonville, Ocala, Gainesville, Cocoa, Lake City, Sebring, Tampa, Miami, and Key West. The COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a significant effect on the vulnerable veterans they serve, especially impacting their financial and housing security. This NFL-BWF Salute to Service grant will enable Volunteers of America Florida to address the negative effects of COVID-19 on veterans and their families by providing a combination of emergency financial assistance, food, housing, and behavioral health services to over 700 veterans.