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Who We Help

Our Diverse Resident Community

Neighbors, brothers, fathers, sons and friends – our residents were, and are, all of these. They reflect the diversity in age and race/ethnicity of our community. About 95% have a high school diploma or equivalent. All have suffered hardship.

Unfortunately, U.S. military veterans are discharged with little career counseling or active case management of challenges they are experiencing. Many suffer from serious physical and mental health issues and substance abuse. Without the rigid structure of the military, many struggle to readjust to civilian life and find themselves jobless, homeless and alienated from friends and family.


What We Do

Safe, Secure, SUPPORTIVE Living

VHVH provides 24 beds in a safe, secure temporary living environment and three free meals per day. With the stability of having their basic needs met, our clients can then begin addressing their challenges. Case managers, a number of them veterans themselves, assist them in finding the appropriate supportive services and with the complicated process of applying for VA benefits. Clients may stay at VHVH up to 24 months while they receive, among other services, mental health and substance abuse counseling, training in life skills, assistance with career planning and securing employment, and exit planning that includes obtaining permanent housing.

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Mental health and substance abuse counseling

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Life skills training

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Career Planning

Assistance securing 
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Assistance securing

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Exit planning

Help obtaining 
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Help obtaining
permanent housing

Our Program


Many of our veterans take advantage of educational and job skills training partnerships at Forsyth Technical Community College, Vocational Rehabilitation of Winston Salem, Triad Community Kitchen (Second Harvest Food Bank), NC Works, and Goodwill Industries of Northwest North Carolina.

Program Stats


The number of veterans VHVH has helped move homelessness to permanent housing since its founding in 2012


Number of veterans that VHVH served in 2022


Percentage of our veterans who have steady employment or income through VHVH Works™ employment partnerships.


The percentage of our graduates who move to permanent housing.



What our DONORS and GRADUATES have to say

Connie Baker

VHVH Advisory Council Member
The Winston-Salem Elks Lodge #449, Board Member
Lifestyle Lending Coordinator, Allegacy Federal Credit Union

“These veterans come to us with barely anything, usually with just the clothes on their backs. They come here and stay, rent-free, for 24 months, and they have different services… Any money we can raise to help with this program is going to make these veterans a part of the community again.”

Alfred (Al) Grastley

VHVH Graduate and Advisory Council Member
Vietnam Veteran and Purple Heart recipient

“While I was here I got my driver’s license back, I got reinstated with the VA, I was able to buy a car so I could go to (AA) meetings and stay clean… The life skills I learned here, I continue to carry with me today. I’m able to not only help myself, but I’m able to share with other people and help them along the way with my own experience.”

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How you can help

veteran helping another veteran with class