The donation from The Patriot Fund was directly used for Community Hope’s Veterans programs, our Hope for Veterans Program in Lyons, NJ, the Alfred J. Thomas Home for Veterans in Garfield, NJ, and the Women Veterans Home in Morris Plains, NJ. The donation was used in various ways directly benefiting Veterans with 82 cents of each dollar directly benefiting our Veterans!
“Without the support of donors like The Patriot Fund, we could not achieve these successes and make a difference in the lives of these brave men and women. What is not measurable is the gift of hope. By providing homeless Veterans and their family members a safe and secure home, providing them with the basic essentials and the gift of time and an open ear from our staff. The Veterans have achieved permanent housing and overcome the root cause of their homelessness. We cannot thank you enough for providing us with the tools our employees at Community Hope need to make a difference in the lives of so many.” – Peggy Banko (Director of Development at Community Hope)
Some of Community Hope’s notable outcomes for Fiscal Year 2022 include:
- Our women Veterans home opened in August 2022 (the first supportive permanent housing program exclusively for women veterans in NJ). We currently have one resident who reports to be loving the warm, cozy home located in a community of women.
- 100% of Veterans exiting the Alfred J. Thomas Home for Veterans went to permanent housing.
- 100% of Veterans exiting the Alfred J. Thomas Home for Veterans were employed upon exit.
- 8 out of every 10 Veterans and family members exiting the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program secured or maintained permanent housing.
- 65% of Veterans exiting the Clinical Treatment Model at the Hope for Veterans program were employed upon exit (meeting the national benchmark).
- 100% of the Veterans in the Hope for Veterans Program did not require hospitalization for psychiatric reasons
- 95% of discharged Veterans at the Hope for Veterans Program reported income upon discharge.
Total number of persons served by program in Fiscal Year 2022:
- 858 in SSVF
- 102 in HVP
- 9 in AJT
- Total Veterans served: 969 Veterans
Community Hope was just awarded the Staff Sergeant Gordon Parker Fox Suicide Prevention Grant by the VA and we are looking forward to helping even more Veterans, especially those who need our help in this critical time in their lives, this year. They are one of two NJ organizations awarded this grant. More information on the grant can be found HERE. Community Hope is the largest nonprofit serving homeless Veterans and families in New Jersey. To learn more about Community Hope and their various Veteran programs, click HERE.