The organization breeds and trains Labrador Retrievers and Golden Retrievers to become service companions or for other individual and facility needs.
"It's not just about putting a roof over someone's head," says Rose Ogrinc-Krivoshik. "It's about healing from within, and allowing them to go forward."
Since 2002, Homes for the Brave has provided transitional housing and services to more than 1,200 individuals — many of them are veterans. A great need exists for housing programs and support services like theirs.
On any given night, 40,000 United States Veterans find themselves homeless, and another 1.4 million are at-risk of homelessness due to a lack of affordable housing, financial resources, and support.
With support from their community, Homes for the Brave helps Connecticut’s veterans and other individuals experiencing homelessness to return to meaningful, productive lives. On average, more than half of residents who complete their transitional program move directly into permanent housing, and more than 79% have at least one source of income.
Featured in the video are former residents, both veterans who went through trying times and were living in their cars. Ricky successfully completed the program and is now employed as a House Monitor at Homes for the Brave. His own experience assists him with offering support and perspective to residents after having gone through the program himself.
Sharon also completed the program, accepted assistance for her disabilities, and is now attending college with the goal of returning to employment.
With an emphasis on Veterans, we provide the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life.Learn More
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