Declining Homelessness

The number of homeless veterans in America was estimated at 49,933 in January 2014, according to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Department of Veterans Affairs, and the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness. That was a decline by 33 percent, or 24,837 people, from 2010 due to national efforts to deal with the problem.

Gender

Veteran homelessness is mostly faced by returning male vets, but females make up about eight percent of homeless vets.

Minorities

About 40 percent of homeless vets are African American or Hispanic, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. African Americans account for just over 10 percent of the veteran population while Hispanics represent less than four percent of vets in the United States.

Age

Some 50 percent of homeless vets are between the ages of 18 and 50, whereas less than 30 percent of all veterans are between 18 and 50. More than 40 percent of homeless vets are between ages 31 and 50.

Service

About one-third of homeless veterans were stationed in a war zone at some time. Two-thirds of homeless vets served their country for at least three years.

Risk

Poverty, lack of support from groups or networks, and substandard housing put about 1.4 million veterans at risk for homelessness.

Compensation

More than 40,000 homeless vets receive compensation or pension benefits each month, but that’s not enough to find affordable housing, according to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. Many vets have skills learned through the military that are not applicable for occupations in civilian life.

Likelihood

Returning veterans are twice as likely to become chronically homeless as other Americans, according to Veterans Inc. Women veterans are four times as likely to become homeless as male veterans.

Disabilities

More than 50 percent of homeless veterans suffer from disabilities. About two-thirds of them have substance abuse issues.

Duration

Veteran homelessness affects vets for nearly six years on average, compared to four years on average among non-veterans, according to Green Doors.

Out of all homeless Americans…..

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are over the age of 24.

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P.O.P. will always work for them.

What We Offer

Keys to Success
– Raise the initial funding to start nonprofit.
– Create a working facility model in Texas.
– Additional fundraising initiatives to increase awareness among the homeless population within the vicinity of our first center.
– Establishing a training/ mentoring program. Use Homeward VA data on homeless in Texas to monitor progress in two-year intervals.
– Implement a strict financial budget and accountability measures.
– Train and reteach basic skills that will allow people to work again
– Provide clients with proper physical and mental medical care.
– Improve the abilities of families to achieve the goal of self sufficiency
– Creating an organic food source that will mitigate the cost of buying food.
– Establish a strong network of support amongst the community.

– Passion over Profit immediate goal is to eliminate homelessness in the first designated city chosen in Texas. Area
– Acquire the startup money through donations and grants from private and government sources.
– Explore the capabilities of creating organic food sources that will mitigate the cost of buying food.
– Establish a strong network of support with Veterans Affairs, non -governmental organizations and religious support groups supporting urban development and economic growth
– Buy land that will be divided amongst the housing complex, rehabilitation center, and greenhouse farm.
– Develop a board of Trustees that are committed to achieving the stated objective.
– Build community awareness and education on homelessness and how to prevent it.

The mission of Passion Over Profit Inc. is to create a safe transitional housing alternative while drastically changing how we treat our homeless Veterans in America. It is easy to walk by a homeless person and pay no attention, people do this every day. No one knows the battle they are fighting. Most suffer from multiple things including mental illness, severe physical problems and various ailments. There is a population in America that has no voice, no home, and are struggling daily for food. Our end goal is to eliminate homelessness in every state within the next 20 years.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Passion Over Profit is partnering with several veteran owned small businesses as well as other non profits to get up and running. We currently have an active booster where you can place an order for one of our three shirt designs for $15 each. All funds will go towards the initial processing fees for the non profit. It will cost about $20 million in order to build one facility However, every donation, no matter the size, will help us reach that goal. Passion Over Profit aims to help our soldiers who have returned home from war yet have nothing here. We are all in the position to help our fellow man or woman gain the basic necessities in life. These Veterans knowingly sacrificed their bodies, minds and souls in support of protecting our great country; therefore, we owe them every liberty and entitlement that is commensurate with their selfless sacrifices. It is our duty to protect and serve them now, as they have given much to us, some giving all. They fought for our country, now let’s fight for them!

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Currently there are multiple ways to volunteer if you wish to know more then please click on the link below to fill out our volunteer form. We will be in touch very soon!

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At Passion Over Profit we are always looking for ways to help our homeless veterans in America. The reality is that it however, does require resources. Because of this we always welcome donations from those who would like to contribute.

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