Homeless Veteran's Outreach Program

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Keefer Foundation: Veteran’s Outreach Program Keefer, Heather L St. Leo University Principles of Marketing MKT301 Abstract Homeless Veteran’s Outreach Program In the interest of Veterans taking care of our own, I would like to form a 501(C) Nonprofit Organization called The Keefer Foundation to assist the United States Government (USG) and the Veterans Administration in ending Veterans homelessness. Aside from the obvious benefit to our Veterans, this initiative would allow The Keefer Foundation to expand into the much-anticipated charitable works community while presenting the Foundation in a positive light within the community we serve. The Foundation…show more content…
Veterans helping Veterans in the Tampa Bay area. Target Population Objective: Any Veteran in need with specific emphasis on World War II (WWII), Korea, Vietnam, Desert Storm, Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) and Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF) Veterans. Special consideration is always provided to female Veterans and Veterans with Families. Depending on whom you ask and what source you use, the number of homeless persons in the Tampa Bay area varies greatly. According to Metropolitan Ministries, a large and very successful faith-based charitable organization in the Tampa Bay area, there are more than 25,000 homeless people in the Tampa Bay area, with 9,500 homeless people in Hillsborough County alone. According to Tampa Crossroads, a nonprofit homeless assistance center, approximately 900 of those homeless persons in Hillsborough County are Veterans. These numbers are extremely hard to validate and do not take into consideration those Veterans that are in jeopardy of losing their place of residence within the next two-week…show more content…
Although there has been a decline in the number of homeless Veterans since this announcement, the current glide path suggests they will miss the goal unless services are expanded and more success is achieved. In fact, in 2012, VA served more than 240,000 Veterans who were homeless or at risk of becoming homeless—21 percent more than the year before. These numbers suggest the VA is becoming more effective and is serving more of the demographic in need, but it also paints an unacceptable picture of nearly a quarter million Veterans who were faced with life on the streets that year. More disturbing than this is the fact the percentage of homeless female Veterans with children increases each year, despite current VA

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