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.
Faithful benefactors like you allow GIVVI 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 and ultimately re engage in society in a meaningful way. Consistent resources position GIVVI to plan for and fulfill the needs of our homeless veterans throughout the year. Join other GIVVI Partners by establishing an automatic monthly gift. This vital Monthly Giving is the life stream and enables us to help these Veterans heal and discover their true purpose.
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.
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.