Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation, yet there are over 106,000 veterans living below federal poverty levels in Florida. Far too many struggle to overcome barriers that stand between them and a stable, secure life.
Volunteers of America of Florida helps veterans and their families find decent, safe and affordable housing and the vital support services they need to stabilize. We make sure veterans connect to the benefits they are entitled to, and we make use of the strong bonds forged between veterans by incorporating mentoring and peer-to-peer support. We also provide employment services that include assessment, training and placement. Help is available with everything from resume prep to job interviewing, clothing and transportation. Finding work is an important part of building back confidence and pride and sustaining independence.
We’re committed to ending homelessness for the men and women of our region who served their county — and to helping all our veterans come “all the way home.”
Housing for Veterans
Volunteers of America of Florida is recognized as the largest provider of supportive housing for homeless veterans in Florida, serving 13 communities from Pensacola to Key West. We offer male and female veterans with special needs and their families safe, clean and affordable housing and the vital support services needed to survive. Our programs serve veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, frail and elderly veterans, and veterans with emotional, mental and substance abuse issues. Comprehensive support services include outreach and assessment, emergency services and case management.
Transitional housing programs include residential therapeutic treatment for veterans recovering from substance use disorders. Training and employment programs work to place homeless veterans in jobs. The programs ensure that veterans receive the employment and training services they need to get good jobs. The programs offer job counseling, resume preparation, job placement, on-the-job training, career counseling and follow-up employment support, life skills and money management mentoring. Other housing programs and special need services also serve frail elderly veterans and veterans with mental illness.
Pensacola Veterans’ Program
Tallahassee Veterans’ Village
Lake City Veterans’ Program (Cabins in the Woods)
Ben Singleton Veterans Program in Jacksonville
Gainesville Veterans Program
Ocala Ritz Veterans’ Village
Tampa Veterans’ Program
Bradenton Veterans’ Village
Cocoa Veterans’ Village
Punta Gorda Veterans’ Program
Miami Veterans’ Program
Key West Veterans Program