BENEFITING: VETERANS ASSISTANCE LEAGUE OF COLORADO
EVENT DATE: May 22, 2016
Formations by Helping Veterans is a transitional housing program designed for the unique needs of transitioning veterans and their families. Formations was established to provide individualized housing and support to veterans with children who are pursuing a path of personal and professional growth after military service. The facility will offer a private room, meals, and all the comfort and support veterans need to build their capacity and become self-sustaining through education or small business ownership.
Formations will assist the growing number of transitioning veterans pursuing higher education or small business ownership as a path to their future. The safe, supportive environment and coaching program will enable residents to build on their strengths and effectively transform the skills and personal discipline they gained in the military and apply it to the civilian labor market.
Formations will offer veterans and their families an environment in which to explore the limitless possibilities, the skills to identify their own vision of life, design a strategy to bring this vision into reality, as well as the on-going professional life and business coaching they need to succeed.
Formations will be available to transitioning and at-risk veterans and their families seeking housing and professional opportunities in Colorado, which has some of the highest concentrations of veterans in the Rocky Mountain region with an estimated 1.5 million veterans, and returning soldiers. What makes Formations different from other programs and facilities is that it focuses attention, intention and compassion to building on their existing strengths and on increasing their capacity for success after military service.
By utilizing the natural motivation and excitement that veterans posess, along with the excitement that comes from one pursuing their dreams, Formations will create an environment where personal and professional growth can thrive.