Our amazing team of regular and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Get in touch for more information!
Homeless Military Veterans was founded in 2015 by a group of concerned citizens determined to meet the emergency needs of the nation's then-emerging population of Homeless Military Veterans and neglected animals By 2016 it was clear that homelessness was not a temporary crisis, but that it had taken Growth throughout our city and state. C
Homeless Military Veterans was founded in 2015 by a group of concerned citizens determined to meet the emergency needs of the nation's then-emerging population of Homeless Military Veterans and neglected animals By 2016 it was clear that homelessness was not a temporary crisis, but that it had taken Growth throughout our city and state. Combating PTSD and Veteran Suicide is one of the biggest hurdles once a veteran returns home from combat. Through working with and caring for animals, it has been proven to aide in the process!
Homeless Military Veterans is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping Homeless Veterans and those in need as well as rescue animals in the Oklahoma and Texas area. Our mission is to provide shelter, sustenance, medical care, advocacy, opportunity, and hope while transitioning from Homelessness into permanent housing.
If you are homeless or at risk for becoming homeless and need assistance visit Heart Line 211 where you will gain access to the organizations in your local area that provide free and low-cost services such as financial assistance, food, clothing, housing, counseling, health care and more. For additional assistance, you can dial 2-1-1 to speak to a service specialist.
If you are at risk of losing your home due to COVID-19, please start by visiting okcommunitycares.org/apply/
We’ve had a lot of questions about how we are handling COVID-19. While everyone is at risk of contracting this virus, people experiencing homelessness are faced with unique challenges. Without a home, people are unable to properly hunker down and do not have access to running water. People also must visit congregate environments, for food and hygiene, so social distancing isn’t an easy option. Additionally, many people we serve struggle with chronic health conditions.
While the organization continues to evolve, we have completely changed our operations and focusing to a street outreach and deliver supplies and food to people who are camping; revamping the way our organization works and operates so that we do not have 350+ people in the building at a time in order to limit the spread of the virus while continuing to provide meals, showers and mail; and adding homeless prevention services to assist people at-risk of losing their homes due to COVID-19. We have new and evolving needs, but are making efforts to limit the spread of the virus while continuing to serve people in our community who are among the most vulnerable.
It is a challenging time for everyone. We are facing many struggles right now as we work to keep our clients safe from the virus while continuing to meet their basic needs.
We could use your help.
We will continue to work to navigate this situation in order to provide for and protect our Veterans the best we can.
"There is a destiny that makes us brothers. None goes his way alone. What you send into the life of others, comes back into your own!"
Ina Lavelle Jenkins
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