The event will feature “Military Friendly” Employers & Companies that support the local San Diego area “Military Community”, with Job Openings, Career & Technical Training Institutions that are G.I. Bill Certified for “Military Veterans”.
Announcing our Charity Golf Tournament for WWII Veterans!
Veterans Independence Project (V.I.P.) is a 501(c),(3) and will provide needed help to the “Homeless Heroes” who are now adapting to basic life after military service with training to equip them with job skills while living in a supportive environment.
Nationwide the number of homeless veterans is at 57,848. An increased number of younger veterans, both men and women, some with families are becoming homeless at rates faster of their Vietnam counterparts. California is home to nearly 2 million veterans, California has more homeless veterans than any other state. Roughly 25% of the nation homeless veterans, approximately 14,464 live in California. In 2013, the San Diego Region had 2,468 homeless veterans. In the City of San Diego there are 798 were living in shelters and 688 were living on the streets. According to data released by the Veterans Administration, 1,486 homeless are living in the City of San Diego.
Veterans Independence Project, established its mission to help the veterans in three ways;
1. To provide permanent, affordable, and supportive housing.
2. Enroll them in community college with the purpose of earning an Associate Degree that will provide career options.
3. Provide them with long-term employment through our entrepreneurial program.
The entrepreneurial program will provide the veteran with the fundamentals, theories and the processes of business. The veterans will develop their business plan and utilizing their college business studies will launch their business enterprise. Veterans Independence Project believes that self-employment through education is key for the success of the veteran, instilling value, accomplishment, confidence and financial stability to assist them to integrate into the communities providing good and services.