The home is not yet completed, but when it is, the Sherwood Veterans Transition Home will serve as transitional housing for homeless veterans in Brevard County, Florida. The home will house 6-7 veterans and they will be able to stay in the home for up to 2 years.
Bridges is the organization developing the transitional housing building, which traditionally works with disabled children and adults through their employment as well as both residential and educational programs. This is their first endeavor into the world of veterans’ issues, but seems an expected evolution. Bridges is renovating a former group home to into the transitional home.
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) subsidized the renovation of the transition home with a $37,000 grant. Every veteran that stays in the house will pay rent equaling 30% of their income, and the home will rely on community donations. Much of the labor has been completed by people in the community donating their time and skills with many of the renovations focusing on replacing the floors and making the building wheelchair accessible.
Along with offering transportation to the local VA clinic, the home hopes to join forces with other organizations so as to offer help with employment as well as counseling services. Bridges is especially looking into partnering with veterans’ organizations, which they hope will help support the home.
The goal of the Sherwood Veterans Transition Home is to make their residents as self-reliant as possible. The more services offered, the more likely these veterans will be able to become independent and back on their feet. In the spirit of “it takes a village,” the community as a whole is supporting the home.
If you are a disabled veteran who has been denied disability compensation or have not yet applied for benefits from the VA, contact Veterans Help Group. You may be entitled to certain programs and benefits so contact our veterans disability rights firm today.