BENEFITING: CENTER FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF RURAL LIVING
We aim to provide an Emergency Shelter for Veterans / Veterans & families with facilities for Short & Long term transitional housing while utilizing existing Wrap around services. Coordinate with existing veteran resources in Aroostook County for Rapid Re-Housing. This organization will be a non-profit organization operated by veterans for veterans and their families. As a veteran living in Aroostook County I see a need that can be accomplished with funding from multiple sources. Rural Maine Veterans make up 79% of the Veteran population in Maine*, yet we are expected to gather our homeless, couch surfing and needy veterans to take them away from their families and communities to southern Maine or sometimes out of State. This is unacceptable! Our Veterans deserve better! Our objective is simple. Leverage State, Federal and Private funding to our Veterans through our Organization so that our Veterans receive the assistance they have already earned. *Source: Office of Rural Health Annual Report “THRIVE 2105”.