By Vets, For Vets — Tiny Home Village Offers Homeless Vets Free Homes & Medical Care – Free Thought Project
Homelessness among military veterans continues to be the shame of the U.S. government, as countless former service members fall through the cracks and lose everything; so a volunteer group stepped up to the plate — constructing an entire village of tiny homes specifically for vets — and they don’t have to pay a dime.
Even better, an outreach center providing medical and social services is located on site — providing “mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services” — and a recreational and social center will be constructed soon.
Veterans Village, the brainchild of the Veterans Community Project, now has 50 tiny homes on four acres outside Kansas City — each home comes with a bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living area.
“Each Veteran will have the opportunity to customize many of the items in the home. We believe this increases an individual’s sense of pride and ownership. When a Veteran is ready to transition out of Veterans Village they will be permitted to take everything from inside the home with them,” VCF explains.
“Remarkably,” GOOD reports, “each prefabricated home cost only $10,000 — a pittance compared to the costs of prolonged hospitalization and/or temporary housing for homeless citizens.”
Veterans are thus able to focus on themselves — enjoying the company of individuals who’ve had similar experiences, learning skills, and getting the medical and psychiatric care they need — rather than trying to find the next meal or figure out where to sleep.
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