Tackling Veteran Homelessness Through Farming

Veterans Helping Veterans of America is addressing the problem of veteran homelessness by creating a sustainable community and teaching valuable life skills through farming.

| July/August 2014

A sustainable veteran house

Veterans Helping Veterans of America is battling veteran homelessness by providing housing and job training on a North Carolina farm.

Photo courtesy Veterans Helping Veterans of America

In the hands of founder Matthew Shepley, Veterans Helping Veterans of America has been on a mission since 2009 to end veteran homelessness. The former United States Marine had a vision that every U.S. veteran would have a place to call home when so many struggle with the transition back to civilian life.

VHVA’s daughter organization, VHV of Western North Carolina, has been developing a veteran residence where vets also work on a farm and receive job training in sustainable energy and agriculture. For more information, visit Veterans Helping Veterans of America.

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