Jericho Project is pleased to update our Global Giving supporters about our work to end veterans homelessness.
Construction continues on Jericho’s two new veterans residences, which will provide 132 units of supportive housing for homeless and low-income veterans by the end of 2011. Veterans Residence I will provide supportive housing to 56 formerly homeless veterans, and is scheduled to open in just four months, in March of 2011! Jericho’s Veterans Residence II, which will be home to 76 formerly homeless veterans, is scheduled to open in October of 2011.
While Jericho continues building its two new veterans residences, it also serves 45 formerly homeless veterans through its Veterans Supportive Apartment program (VSA program). Jericho’s VSA program provides individual apartments city-wide and the full range of Jericho’s services to homeless veterans.
One VSA resident, Iraq veteran Jose Anthony Pagan, was recently honored along with Jericho Project at the Robin Hood Foundation's 2010 Heroes Breakfast on November 17. Jose was honored for having overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles and having shown the resiliency of the human spirit.
Thank you to all of our wonderful Global Giving donors for allowing Jericho to serve the brave veterans who now need our help! We look forward to keeping you posted in 2011, as we continue expanding our veterans supportive housing.