MACV Working To Get Homeless Vets Back Into Homes Of Their Own
The task of finding veterans in need and getting them the resources needed have been challenging during this past year because of COVID-19. MACV and its community partners are working harder than ever to overcome obstacles to help as many veterans as possible.
“I think there are 284 Veterans on the list today,” MACV’s Neil Loidolt said.
The organization has 13 transition homes throughout the metro area, working to move veterans beyond temporary shelter.
“We tend to look at what type of capacity does that bring us; it brings us over some 100 rooms to be able to house veterans who find themselves on that end of the spectrum,” Loidolt said.
The homes offer a safe space for veterans to pause, catch their breath and re-focus, so they can work on their housing plan with a case manager. Some stay a couple a months, and others stay up to two years. It’s all about building relationships to get veterans to the next level.
MACV operations and property manager Nate Matineau does much more than fix what’s broken. He also makes sure the needs of each veteran are met, making sure they are meeting with their case managers and that the environment they live in is comfortable, clean and safe.
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