New Hope Village 4 Veterans, Inc
287 Columbia Ave Irvington NJ 07111
To Friends ,
We are writing to tell you about New Hope Village 4 Veterans, a program that will provide a home and critical social services for homeless Veterans and their families. According to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) estimates, as of January 25, 2012 there were 62,619 homeless Veterans in America. While this number is large, it does not even include their families. These selfless Americas served in World War II, the Korean War, Cold War, Vietnam War, Grenada, Panama, Lebanon, Persian Gulf War, Afghanistan, Iraq and South America to protect our country enabling you and I to live free.. Despite their willingness to give their lives, many homeless Veterans are homeless due to poverty, lack of support from family or friends, substance use, or mental health challenges that may developed or worsened as a result of trauma they experience while serving. New Hope Village 4 Veterans will be committed to meeting the needs of homeless Veteran by providing a comprehensive, individualized system of care.
At New Hope Village 4 Veterans, we will
take care of the whole family including the Veteran. Our program will offer housing, education, and support services. The New Hope Village 4 Veterans facility will provide housing for individual
Veterans and Veteran families for 4 to 5 years or until it is mutually agreed upon through case management, that the individual or family is prepare to maintain their self-sufficiency or if
they care to stay. Program participants are expected to successfully complete all in-house training and development programs before graduation. We would love to be able to
rehab some empty homes so we can place one to two famlies in them.
The New Hope Village 4 Veterans project is based on the vision of its Founder, Cheryl (Kit) Turner, and has been in the work for almost ten years. It will cost an estimated $20 million and be built from the ground up in Essex County, NJ. There is a great need for this building due to the fact that there is only one other place that allows children to live with their parents while they get their lives back together. Fundraising efforts to complete the project have already been started, but it will cost $5 to $7 million in order for this one of the kind, state of the art building to get started. If we can find a big empty building such as and old hospital, school or hotel it would also work out because we can rehab it and make it fit.
The New Hope Village 4 Veterans facility will provide our Veterans with much more than just a “bed for the night” or an apartment. It will have 30 - 2 to 3 bedroom apartments an on-site green house a water fountain in the front lobby, our families will be provided with an atmosphere that gives a nurturing and supportive background to their efforts to learn the skills needed to live independently within the community. The New Hope Village 4 Veterans complex will be solar powered with a build-in wireless network, will also feature:
Participants in the program are economically disadvantaged and face barriers to employment, education, income, and health.. In order to address these issues, classes will be provided on the following subjects:
Children residing at NHV4Vcan be home-schooled by certified teachers, who will prepare them for continued education. The goal of providing home schooling is to encourage students to learn with dignity, self-worth, and high expectations. The focus will be on developing the confidence and determination to succeed academically and excel to the head of the class. Our goal is that when they leave NHV4V the students will continue earning honors, while continuing to be a ray of light within their family. By building on the important legacy of their parent’s Military backgrounds, they can look forward to brighter futures.
With your support, together we can change the lives of homeless Veterans and their families. Thank you in advance for fighting for our veterans as hard as they fought for you. If you have any questions or need additional information, feel free to contact me at the telephone number shown above or our email address.
We are a 501 - C -3 and we are on Guide Star.
Cheryl “Kit” Turner
Cheryl “Kit” Turner, President/ Founder
Fed. Tax # 46-2466612
State Tax # 0400563112
D&B # 078838878
A member of the Chamber of Commerce in Clifton
Please call us at: 800-845-0162 ext 409 or fill out our contact form.
New Hope Village 4 Veterans, Inc.
Two things that we are working on this Dec. 2014 is on Dec. 7th we will be taking 450 Goodie Bags over to the West Orange Armory to say Thank you to the many Men & Women in Uniform.
From now until Dec. 15, 2014 we will be collecting gentily used & new Coats also Toys for the Communty and will give them out at our Christmas Party which will be held on Dec 20th at Camptown Post 1941 @ 6 - 9pm.
To date we have worked with VFW Post 1941 in helping (65) Vet's with finding housing, jobs, money to pay bills, applying for benifites and so far we have paid for 4 hotel room stays for families during last years snow storms. 2014
Oct. 31,2014 We will be working with VFW Post 1941 and the Montclair Community with their Harvest Feast. Helping with supplies, setting up and clean up.
Aug. 27, 2014 NHV4V worked with VFW Camptown Post 1941 to provide school supplies for 152 children from grades Pre K - College and a cookout for 250 people all for free.
Nov. 29th, 2013 from 11 am util there will be a mini Stand Down in Irvington by the Servicemans club on Springfield Ave.
Dec. 1 - 15th 2012 The 2nd Annual Coat & Toy Drive donations can be dropped off at the MNDC Office on 218 Bloomfield Ave in Montclair over by Firestone. Coats all sizes slightly used or New and all toys need to be unwrapped or age marked on package. Help to make someones Christmas brighter.
Dec. 8, 2013 We will be going over to the West Orange Armory for their Christmas Party hanging out 400 Thank you bags. (Goodie)
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