Our mission is straightforward…to end homelessness upon our Veterans in San Diego.
The mission is not impossible, yet it requires specific steps and navigation to get our veterans the services and assistance they deserve.
As reported by the San Diego Regional Task Force on our homeless, The 2019 Point-in-Time Count found that the number of unsheltered homeless individuals in San Diego was well over 8,100. These numbers are arguably low, as we have direct contact with many Veterans across San Diego county that are living in their cars, sleeping on couches or living on the streets and were not counted during the PIT count.
There is simply not enough shelter beds available in San Diego. The beds that are available are often not appropriate for Veterans that suffer from PTSD, have pets, spouses or children. Many of our veterans are actively in recovery and low barrier shelters that are offered by the city leave many of our veterans feeling hopeless and choosing to sleep in their cars or on the streets rather than put themselves in a environment that triggers their anxiety and addiction issues.