Nationwide the number of homeless veterans is at 57,848. An increased number of younger veterans, both men and women, some with families are becoming homeless at rates faster than their Vietnam counterparts. California is home to nearly 2 million veterans, California has more homeless veterans than any other state.
Veterans Independence Project, established its mission to help the veterans in three ways; (1) to provide permanent, affordable, supportive housing; (2) enroll them in community college with the purpose of earning an Associate Degree that will provide career options; and (3) provide them with long-term employment through our entrepreneurial program.
At VIP, we are striving to provide services and help to our homeless. We are integrating veterans back into our communities providing goods and services.