Hero's House - the transitional house for men who are veterans.
No Veteran should ever be homeless
One is too many.
Every Veteran without a home has earned the help and support of our community.
Iredell County is home to 25,000 Veterans.
In the United States, veterans make up one in four of all homeless Americans.
There is now a unique opportunity to help Veteran’s from the Piedmont region.
An exciting new partnership has developed in Iredell County. Piedmont Veterans Assistance Council (PVAC), Iredell-Statesville Community Enrichment Corporation (ISCEC), and Diakonos, Inc. (Fifth Street Ministries) have joined forces to provide transitional housing for veterans who are homeless.
For over three years, Piedmont Veterans Assistance Council (PVAC) has reached out to veterans in need, providing free meals at three locations several times a week. Their van provides necessary transportation to VA medical centers. PVAC members are also available to talk with veterans who are struggling, helping them connect with resources in the community. From the beginning, the ultimate goal was to participate in a program that would offer a holistic approach to help these veterans regain control of their lives.
Iredell Statesville Community Enrichment Corporation (ISCEC), a local organization that works alongside the Statesville Housing Authority, is a primary partner in this effort in the provision of a home that has been completely renovated to commercial grade. The home is located on Wilson Lee Boulevard with construction being complete in May of this year. ISCEC has agreed to provide this property, rent free for five years, for this project. In addition, repairs and maintenance will also be provided by ISCEC during that period of time.
For 27 years, Diakonos (Fifth Street Ministries) has provided food, shelter, clothing, educational opportunities, access to healthcare, trauma related therapy and a variety of other services to those who are homeless which has included hundreds of veterans within our community. Because of the extensive experience in providing these services, the operation of the Veteran’s Home will come under the auspices of Diakonos.
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Donations can be mailed to Diakonos, Inc., PO Box 5217, Statesville, NC 28687
or you may access PayPal at www.fifthstreetministries.com.
Be sure to designate your gift “Veteran’s Housing.”
Goals of the program include:
Services offered will include:
Partnerships include, but are not limited to Iredell County Veteran’s Services, Goodwill, Career Connections, Operation: Good Jobs, Veterans Administration, Mitchell Community College, Partners Behavioral Healthcare, United Way, Statesville Police Department, Salvation Army, Statesville Family Medicine and Dentistry
On-going house needs include: HE laundry detergent, paper towels, toilet paper, canned food items, dishwasher soap