GIVVI: The Village

The village is a transitional community comprised of 30 single occupant tiny homes and a community center where residents can enjoy camaraderie with fellow veterans. In the village community center veterans will recieve counseling, physical and mental health support, and job training. Veterans who choose to live in our community will also benefit from skill identification coupled with job training, so that they can become truly self sufficient and confident when they reintegrate into society.

 

Benefactors allow the Golden Isles Veterans Village residents to share in our ‘Hands UP Program’ for homeless veterans within our community, providing emergency and educational services designed to help our wounded veterans heal, become rehabilitated, retrained and ultimately prepared to re-engage in society in a meaningful way. Consistent resources position the Golden Isles Veterans Village to plan and fulfill the needs of our homeless veterans throughout the year. Join our other partners by either making a one-time donation, or by establishing an automatic monthly gift.

THE ISSUE

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) states the nation’s homeless veterans are predominately male (91%) with roughly 9% female. The majority are single and live in urban areas. Most suffer from mental illness, alcohol and/or substance abuse, or other occurring disorders.
The typical homeless veteran is between the ages of 18 and 50, with no ethnicity dominating. They have served across the spectrum of conflict from World War II to Afghanistan and Iraq, but the majority served during the Vietnam era.

mission

The mission of the Golden Isles Veterans Village Initiative, Inc. is to build a transitional community of 30 tiny homes where veterans can reside, and a community center to gather, while receiving the counseling, physical and mental health support and job training necessary to help them heal and become ready to reintegrate into society.

goals

  • Provide safe and secure housing for homeless veterans.
  • Create a community-centric setting to screen, house, and provide comprehensive programs to address the broad spectrum of needs for all residents, so that they can transition and reintegrate into society.
  • Assist residents to determine benefits and entitlements.
  • Transition residents to self-sufficiency by providing counseling and medical screening, and access to job training programs leading to employment contacts.
  • Work collaboratively with the community to help our veterans heal, so they, who have given so much to us, can successfully reintegrate into society.

How can you help?

  •  Fund a house
  •  Donate Money, Materials, or YOUR Time
  •  Contribute toward Operating Costs
  • Lend your expertise to residents

 

Funding Suggestions:

  • Buy a house – $20,000
  • Electrical (AC/Heat/Water/Wiring) – $1,300
  • Plumbing (Toilet, Sinks, Shower) – $1,250
  • Kitchen (Microwave, Dishes, Crockpot) – $1K
  • Bedroom (Mattress and Bedding) – $300
  • 3 year commitment to support residents