Turning Housing Into Homes By Providing Basic Household Items

Last week, U.S. Senators Barbara Boxer (D-CA) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) introduced the Homeless Veterans Welcome Home Act of 2015, legislation that would establish a national pilot program to provide furniture, household items, and other assistance to help homeless veterans as they transition into permanent housing.

Our Director of Residential Programs, Tramecia Garner, knows the value that this bill will bring to support our homeless veterans’ transition. “This will fill a gap that has long existed for veterans exiting homelessness.  Too many veterans move from our transitional program into their new permanent housing without the basic items they need such as a bed, table, dishes, and linens.  This bill will allow veterans to make their new places feel like home.  These household items do more than just fill space; they boost veterans’ self-esteem and self-confidence knowing that they are not merely off the streets, but that they have finally come home.”

As a leading homeless veteran service provider, we understand the value that this bill will bring to help our homeless veterans, and we are proud to support the Homeless Veterans Welcome Home Act of 2015.

For more information on the Homeless Veterans Welcome Home Act of 2015:

Kevin C. Miller
Kevin served in the United States Marine Corps infantry from 2002-2006 with multiple deployments to Iraq. He graduated from Humboldt State University with a BA in Recreation Administration with a minor in Business Administration.

He works at Swords to Plowshares as the Strategic Partnership Associate and his primary focus of work includes building partnerships between employment and training providers, relevant state entities, not for profit associations and private employers. Follow his work on Twitter and LinkedIn.