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Help Needed to End Veteran Homelessness

Fifteen homeless Veteran families will have a chance to move into permanent housing at next weekend’s Miami Homeless Veterans Stand Down thanks to an initiative funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Carrfour 20th Anniversary Proclamation

Florida’s Largest Supportive Housing Developer Marches on in 20 Year Fight to End Homelessness

Despite providing affordable homes to thousands since 1993, Florida’s largest developer of supportive housing says more resources are needed to meet the goal of ending homelessness.

Homeless Veteran Family

VA Announces $300 Million in New Grants to Help End Homelessness for America’s Veteran Families

The Department of Veterans Affairs is investing $300 million to end homelessness for America’s Veteran families, such as this father and son in Miami.

homeless-veteran-woman

Ending homelessness for Veterans is not just about housing – healthy, stable relationships matter too

Ending homeless for America’s veterans is not just about stable, affordable housing. Evidence-based skills training for creating and sustaining healthy, lasting relationships with family members, neighbors and co-workers is also vital to their long-term success.

Torchmark Closer to the Heart Day of Service

American Income Life Executives Help Homeless Veterans Get Fresh Start During Miami Visit

During a company retreat in Miami, American Income Life executives and their spouses help formerly homeless South Florida Veterans get a fresh start.

Cedric Halyard Ending Veteran Homelessness

From the Trenches of South Florida, Cedric Halyard is Ending Homelessness for America’s Veteran Families

Cedric Halyard, Director of Veteran Outreach for Operation Sacred Trust, overcame homelessness and addictions after returning from deployment in Operation Desert Storm. His personal experience has helped him help more than 1,000 other Veterans and their family members who are homeless or at risk of homelessness rebuild the foundation of their lives.

Hampton Village Groundbreaking

Carrfour Breaks Ground on Hampton Village

Carrfour Supportive Housing’s ground-breaking for Hampton Village apartments in Miami Friday is part of a $17 million investment of federal stimulus monies that will create about 340 construction jobs, provide high quality, affordable housing for 1,092 people, and help prevent homelessness in one of the nation’s most distressed communities.

Veteran Family

Love of Country Inspires Rebecca King’s Commitment to End Homelessness for America’s Veteran Families

Rebecca King, a military spouse and Family Support Specialist for Operation Sacred Trust, relocated to Florida from the midwest to serve on the frontline of a Department of Veterans Affairs initiative to end homelessness for America’s Veterans.

Yvette Costa OST Family Intake

Operation Sacred Trust’s Yvette Costa is Helping End Homelessness for South Florida’s Veteran Families

Yvette Costa, a Case Manager for Operation Sacred Trust, has helped end homelessness for hundreds of Veteran families in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Although Ms. Costa is the daughter of a Veteran, it was ultimately the help she and her family received from the Department of Veterans Affairs during difficult times that led her to dedicate her life to serving the Veteran community.

Formerly homeless Vietnam Veteran

Memorial Day 2012

As my oldest brother narrowly missed the Vietnam draft, it would be nearly a decade later that I realized the meaning of Memorial Day. Today, it has become a moment to pay silent tribute to those lost and renew our commitment to serve many more for whom the battle against the invisible wounds of war continues.

Hampton VA Chief of Chaplain Services Sue Cross and Lauren DelGandio

Protected: DelGandio to Lead Initiative for Veteran Families

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Sanford Rosenthal celebrates a birthday

I Am ME: Sanford Rosenthal, Fort Lauderdale, FL

Sanford Rosenthal has faced a lot of curve balls in his life. Teaching relationship and marriage education classes helped him discover more about his own wisdom and help others find theirs.

Narayanan Krishnan

A Message of Compassion Echoes Across the World

Narayanan Krishnan gave up a lucrative career as a chef to feed the homeless. His message and example of human compassion echoes throughout the world.

Daily Temperature Reading

Five Steps for Building a Connected Community

The Daily Temperature Reading helps teams stay motivated and maintain high levels of customer satisfaction. Communities for formerly homeless adults are using the Daily Temperature Reading to strengthen relationships among neighbors.

Formerly homeless veterans

New Approaches Help Veterans Maintain Housing

The Veterans Administration’s $50 million Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) grant aims at funding innovative approaches and replicable best practices to alleviate and prevent homelessness among very low-income veterans. While nearly 131,000 veterans are today homeless on any given night, new strategies offer hope for the future.

Alex Lambert singing "Trouble" on American Idol

From the Streets of LA, Alex Lambert Cries For Help

Alex Lambert, 20, the former American Idol star, tweeted yesterday that he’s homeless in LA and can’t take it anymore. The Season Nine standout’s plea for help deserves attention.

Carrfour Supportive Housing PAIRS Class

Ted Williams Teaches America about Homelessness

Two weeks ago, Ted Williams, the man with the golden voice, was homeless and begging for change at the entrance to an Ohio freeway. Today, he has a job, home, and is teaching America about the very real challenges of homelessness.

Ted Williams: One Up, Three Million to Go

Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice and father of nine, got the support he needed this week to become the answer to his own prayers. Nearly three million other Americans, including thousands of veterans, will also experience homelessness this year.

Groundbreaking for Barbara Carey Shuler Manor, June 18, 2010

Carrfour Breaks Ground on Shuler Manor Housing and Supportive Services Complex in Liberty City

Carrfour Supportive Housing broke ground today on the $28 million Barbara Carey Shuler Manor in Liberty City, one of Miami-Dade County’s most distressed neighborhoods. The community will provide 100 units of affordable housing and supportive services when it opens next year, including case management, job training and placement, and innovative programs that have been effective preventing and reducing poverty.

Alonzo Mourning with President Bill Clinton

Former President Clinton visits future Carrfour site to urge renewed efforts to erradicate homelessness

Former President Bill Clinton, Alonzo Mourning, Nnamdi Asomugha, Heather Graham and other celebrities led hundreds of young volunteers to Carrfour Supportive Housing’s future Verde Gardens community in Homestead Sunday for a day of service as part of the Clinton Global Initiative University’s (CGIU) weekend program in Miami. The Carrfour community is one of the most innovative programs in the nation to help formerly homeless families achieve self-sufficiency and independence through affordable housing and wrap-around programs including relationship skills, vocational, micro-enterprise, and rehabilitative services.

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