Project HERO (Housing, Employment and Re-integration Opportunities)
Who we serve: Veterans without homes or those at risk of losing their homes
Where: Broward County
Goal: Training and job placement for homeless veterans
Far too many military veterans struggle to overcome barriers that stand between them and a stable, secure life. Along with the high rates of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI), vets are at higher risk of mental illness and substance abuse.
Veterans are often faced with many obstacles when they return to civilian life that put them at risk for homelessness, including difficulties finding affordable housing and earning a livable income.
Project HERO (Housing, Employment and Re-integration Opportunities) provides employment services to veterans without secure homes that includes assessment, training and job placement assistance. HERO is under our Workforce Development Pillar of Service.
Job training and help with placement is critical to veterans, who can be at a disadvantage when competing for employment when their military occupations and training are not transferable to the civilian workforce.
Project HERO helps with everything from resume prep and job interviewing, to providing work-related clothing and transportation. Finding work is an important part of restoring confidence and pride and building back independence.
Funded by the US Dept. of Labor’s Veterans Employment & Training Service (VETS).