The mission of VLP is to provide essential housing, employment, and vital support services to eligible Veterans, service members and their families with the goal of improving their self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life. We work “in the trenches” with these homeless, poor, and middle class individuals who are doing the difficult work of rebuilding their lives after military service.
Impact Summary from the Nonprofit In 2012: *2,114 Veterans and family members were enrolled in VLP employment, housing, and/or supportive services programs and received qualified referrals to VLP’s extensive network of partner agencies. *828 job ready clients received employment assistance. *484 of our 828 job ready clients were successfully placed into positions of unsubsidized employment at an average hourly rate of $12.10 per hour. *265 of the 484 placed into employment were homeless veterans. *Economic impact from these jobs was $9,425,416. *232 individuals (146 vets & their 86 dependents) were provided with housing assistance through 7 housing programs. •*An additional 101 veteran households (194 veterans, 44 children) received housing counseling and direct financial assistance to prevent homelessness and ensure housing stability through our VA funded Program: Supportive Services for Veterans and Families. *1,310 clients were provided a wide range of supportive services including rent, utilities, transportation, clothing, food, and other basic necessities. *74 defendants involved with the criminal justice system received mentors through VLP and Allegheny County’s Veterans Court. *4,791 referrals were made to dozens of social services and government agencies, private sector businesses, and military organizations.
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