On any given night, there are between 130,000 and 200,000 American veterans living in homelessness. For the past five years Soldier On has been at 115% capacity, providing housing and services to 285 veterans each night. Still, veterans make up twenty percent of our country’s homeless population. The Soldier On Foundation was established to fund Soldier On’s mission of ending veteran homelessness. As an independent nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization, the Soldier On Foundation works to develop relationships with private sector partners to provide a significant portion of program funding. The donations given by charitable organizations and individuals are necessary to maintain many of the services crucial to Soldier On’s effort to change the end of the story for homeless veterans. These services include:
- Health Care
- Job Training
- Shelter Care
- Transitional Housing
- Permanent housing acquisition and development
A partnership with Soldier On is more than just giving money to a charity. Along with financial assistance, partners of Soldier On are active participants in many Soldier On events and share in our vision of ending veteran homelessness in America.
“For our firm, partnering with Soldier On is about going beyond writing checks. It’s about getting involved in something that’s meaningful to all of our partners and staff.” – Jeff Roberts, Managing Partner, Robinson Donovan, P.C.
“Working with the Soldier On organization has been a wonderful experience. As a defense con-tractor, it is satisfying to know that we can work together to help protect our soldiers while they are on duty and assist them when they return home.” – Michael Tweed-Kent, Vice President and General Manager, Mission Integration Systems Divison at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems
“By providing mortgage financing, insurance coverage and personal financial counseling, Berkshire Bank and Soldier On have partnered to create a community-based program capable of serving our veterans on a personal and corporate level.” – Michael P. Daly, President & CEO, Berkshire Bank