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Helping Veterans since 2012

Veterans Helping Veterans Heal (VHVH) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit housing program for homeless veterans in Winston-Salem, N.C. The North Carolina Housing Foundation (NCHF), in collaboration with the Veterans Administration and other key partners, created VHVH as part of Winston Salem’s ongoing efforts to end chronic homelessness. Utilizing funding from a VA Homeless Providers Grant Capital Grant, VHVH opened its doors in 2012 in the renovated former VFW Post 1134. Since then, VHVH has helped 257 veterans successfully transition from homelessness and despair to permanent housing and the restoration of their minds, bodies and spirits. VHVH has also been a vital and respected member of the Winston-Salem community’s ongoing efforts to end chronic homelessness, a collaboration among 10 social service agencies in the area.

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About NCHF

Increasing the Supply of Affordable housing

The N.C. Housing Foundation, Inc. (NCHF), originally known as the Winston-Salem Housing Foundation, was founded in 1968 when then-Mayor M.C. Benton brought together a diverse coalition of local business and community leaders to increase the supply of housing for low-income families. Through methods including providing seed money to private builders, rehabilitating substandard housing, and purchasing lots and constructing new single-family homes, the Foundation was able to greatly increase the supply of affordable housing.

In 1998, the Foundation changed its name to the North Carolina Housing Foundation, Inc. to reflect the expansion of its work beyond Forsyth County. NCHF also created the N.C. Housing Services and Management Corp. (NCHSM) to oversee its comprehensive property management and services coordination that benefit an array of properties in N.C. serving the elderly, disabled, and those transitioning from homelessness, including Veterans Helping Veterans Heal. (For additional information about NCHSM, visit www.nchsm.org)

NCHSM Board of Directors

Craig Peatross

Senior Vice President/
Commercial Risk Executive,
Wells Fargo Bank

Winston-Salem, NC

Garry Merritt

Real Estate Developer


Winston-Salem, NC

Mallory Oates

Attorney, Bell Davis & Pitt


Winston-Salem, NC

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Partnership Organizations

Service Providers

VHVH works with several community, state and federal organizations to provide support in the forms of service providers, referral sources and/or financial donations.

Our Staff

Professional and volunteer staff manage our VHVH home

Our full-time staff is made up of seasoned professionals who are licensed counselors and highly experienced in working with the special challenges facing veterans. Several are veterans themselves. Their efforts are augmented by about eight part-time staff members, a number of them successful graduates who now wish to use their skills, time and talents to help our current clients.

Ron Conner profile

Ron Connor

Director of Operations/Case Manager

William Rice profile

William Rice

Clinical Case Manager

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David Miller

Community Outreach Liason

Timothy Pitman  profile

Timothy Pittman

Clinical Supervisor

VHVH Advisory Council Members

Manny Comas

VHVH Advisory Council Member

Greensboro, NC

Bonnie Seligson

VHVH Advisory Council Member

Winston-Salem, NC

Tim West

VHVH Advisory Council Member

Winston-Salem, NC

Ron Hairston

VHVH Advisory Council Member

Winston-Salem, NC

Connie Baker

VHVH Advisory Council Member

Winston-Salem, NC

Alfred Grastley

VHVH Advisory Council Member

Winston-Salem, NC

Karl Yena

VHVH Advisory Council Member

Winston-Salem, NC

News

The Latest

The History of Veterans Day

November 2, 2016 | VHVH News

[© History Channel, 2009] On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918, an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, was declared between the Allied nations and Germany in the First World War, then known as “the Great War.” Commemorated as Armistice Day beginning the following year, November 11th became […]

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New Veterans Treatment Court

May 31, 2016 | VHVH News

Posted: Monday, August 15, 2016By Michael Hewlett Winston-Salem Journal Veterans facing minor criminal charges will have a second chance with Forsyth County’s new veterans treatment court that starts in October. The court provides an opportunity for defendants who have served in the military to get treatment for a mental illness or a substance-abuse problem over […]

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VHVH Named 2016 WS Dash Charity Partner

May 9, 2016 | VHVH News

“We are honored by this privilege and opportunity, I’m proud of our veterans who have demonstrated they have great talent, abilities, and determination to contribute to our community.” –Brian Hahne, Director of Operations for Veterans Helping Veterans Heal The Dash’s Charity Partner benefits from the proceeds of the club’s Commemorative Brick Program, through which fans […]

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