Volunteers of America Florida - Bob Woodruff Foundation

Volunteers of America Florida

Transitional Housing and Basic Needs for Florida Veterans

Service Area: Florida

Goal: Provide transitional housing, case management, and food and household items to at least 65 veterans to ensure that they achieve and maintain stable housing

On a single night in 2022, 2,279 veterans were experiencing homelessness in Florida, accounting for 7 percent of the overall veteran homeless population. Volunteers of America of Florida (VOA-FL) has worked to meet the comprehensive needs of Florida veterans since 1992, providing a combination of transitional and permanent supportive housing, case management, behavioral health care, and other supportive services. Due to rising housing costs, a lack of affordable housing, and the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, VOA-FL has seen increases in veterans and families seeking services and in shelter bed utilization. This NFL-BWF funding will supplement VOA-FL’s federal funding through the VA’s Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program to provide transitional housing and case management services to at least 65 veterans experiencing homelessness, including veteran families with children. This funding will also provide food and household items such as bedding, furniture, and hygiene supplies to veterans living in transitional housing and exiting to permanent housing.