Dear Friends of HVEHF:
Thank you for your past support or interest in the Homeless Veterans Emergency Housing Facility (HVEHF), located on our new San Jose Campus. We have provided transitional housing and supportive services to over 6,600 homeless Veterans. These vital services include housing, linkage to VA treatment programs, drug and alcohol rehabilitation, Mental Health and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment for both male and female Veterans. The oldest homeless Veteran that we currently serve is a 94 year old World War II Veteran and the youngest homeless Veteran is a 24 year old Afghanistan War Veteran. HVEHF provides crucial supportive services to our eligible veterans to improve their self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.
The San Francisco Bay Area experiences the highest cost of living in the United States. Within the wealth of Silicon Valley there is a critical homeless epidemic and a significant deficit of services. Despite their years of service to this Country, veterans represent a disproportionate number of the homeless population. Studies indicate that their needs are unique, and experience higher rates of mental health and substance dependence problems. The Bay Area Peninsula does not have a year round emergency housing for veterans, and there is currently a shortage of transitional housing for our veterans.
I humbly ask for your support. We thank you for being such an important supporter of veterans and we are asking you to give again, to help us serve those who have so faithfully served us by making a donation to HVEHF today. Please write a check today! Whether your contribution is $10 or $1,000, all will be appreciated. Thank for your time and thank you for your service and support. We need your help today.
Yours in Service,
Chief Executive Officer