The organization was founded April 5, 2013, by retired military Veteran, Cheryl Turner. After navigating through homelessness herself, Ms. Turner was compelled to help other Veterans find their way from homeless to the sanctuary of a safe and stable home while maintaining their dignity.
The organization fulfills its mission each day by working hands on with the most vulnerable Veterans in Essex County, NJ, helping each person successfully transition back into civilian life through a coordination of resources and referrals.
Cheryl Turner Founder and Board Chair
Amy Reynold Board Secretary
Freddie Batchelor Board Treasurer
Chris Sanders Board Member
Hugo Montero Board Member
We are so happy to announce that since 2012 we have handed out...
Not to mention we have placed...
250 veterans in hotel stays for 3 days or more
Found 278 apartments
Helped pack up 18 people to move and rented several vans to help move them
Paid for 15 young men to go to NJ American Legion Boys State.
2 families and 6 single veterans into my own house to live in until they were able to move into their own place.
All of this has been done on a grand total of $20,000 in donations. If we can do this much with so little help can you picture what we could do with real money? That is why we are trying to raise the money to build housing that will be a place for at least 600 to 1,200 families to call home. NJ is not the only place we want to build housing in, but this is where we want to start.
We offer services that aid local Veterans in rebuilding their life with dignity.
Moving and Relocation Services
Housing & Food
Emergency Hotel Stays
Assistance Recovering Personal Identification and Benefits
Small Bill Subsidies
Public Assistance Navigation
Transportation To and From Critical Services
Job Leads and Job Readiness
Community Mobile Food Pantry