Our appeal is simple: If you know of a Veteran in-need, help them. Learn all you can about homelessness and Veteran issues. Give The Journey Home (TJH) a call. We have the expertise, the knowledge and awareness to assist, to provide information, and to provide guidance. Donate your financial resources and time to assist our mission to “end Veteran Homelessness.”
Everyone needs three (3) things in order to thrive; healthy interactions, healthy connections and healthy relationships. A couple of weeks after Hurricane Laura, a victim of the Hurricane and Vietnam Veteran pulled up to our food line. With emotions in his eyes, he asked if we had food available. We said “yes,” and with genuine relief and tears in his eyes he sobbed as we handed him food and meals. Not knowing where to go for support and help, he told us that he had not eaten in several days and did not know if he would get a meal that day. There were several organizations that were serving food and supporting the community, but when we feel helpless and hopeless it is hard to see through the haze of our own worry and fears. We fed him for a couple of more days and offered other support, but that is all he needed.
For others, the needs are greater. Many of the homeless experience a chronic disability, illness, post-traumatic stress, or addiction contributing to homelessness. Almost all have been homeless for multiple years. Randolph County Veterans Shelter, Inc. / DBA: The Journey Home, a nonprofit 501(c)3, is much more than an organization on the mission to “end Veteran homelessness.” It is bigger than transitional services or outreach programs for Veterans at-risk or who are homeless. It offers communities the opportunity to take care of our American Heroes. Many of the Veterans who walk through our doors or pick up the phone do so with a disabling sense of hopelessness and a loss of personal dignity. When communities step up and get involved, big things happen.
- Your donations fund TJH’s shelter facility, programs/services and disaster relief efforts to help Veterans in-need and at-risk on a local, regional and national scale. All programs and services by TJH are completely free of charge for qualified Veterans. TJH’s programs and services connect Veterans to our services and their community resources that empower Veterans to achieve and sustain healthy interactions, connections and relationships that result in an overall well-being and future of successful self-sufficiency.
- Groceries and food items are donated by individuals, families and businesses that keeps our kitchens open and homeless Veterans fed. The kitchen at TJH’s transitional facility stays open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and Veterans eat as much food as they wish, because of these donations. These donations also feed Veterans who live in homeless camps, who are living in poverty and/or impacted by a natural disaster.
- Displaced or homeless Veterans are given clothes, bedding, and household items that furnish a newly acquired home.
Donations from all over the United States, help cloth and supply Veterans in-need of important daily living and household items.
- Landlords are connected to Veterans with a home or an apartment to rent.
Many landlords in our local, regional and national communities are connected to Veterans through our organization. These landlords step up, take risks, and provide a resource and opportunities for rent that are otherwise difficult for many Veterans to obtain.
TJH recognizes that recovery is a long process, with many challenges and stumbles along the way. Veterans have earned our support, patience, help and mercy as they work through their recovery. We trusted them as they defended our freedoms. They walked into the line of fire willingly and knowing the ultimate sacrifice as a result of their dedicated service. They served us, now it’s our turn to serve them!
Your contribution is tax deductible! Please give now to help Veterans during their time of need and to support the efforts of The Journey Home.