Veterans Morale and Well-Being Fund
What is the Need?
Homes For Heroes Foundation is a registered charity developed in response to the growing number of Canada’s Veterans who are facing crisis as they return to civilian life and, as a result, find themselves on the path to homelessness.
For one out of every four Canadian Forces members, the process of being released from their military career and transitioning back into the community can be stressful and complex. Due to the challenges they face in making this transition, Veterans are twice as likely as non-Veterans to experience homelessness – and female Veterans are twice as likely as their male counterparts to be homeless.
In its May 2019 report on Moving Toward Ending Homelessness Among Veterans, the House of Commons Standing Committee on Veterans Affairs concluded that up to 5,000 Veterans are likely to be homeless across Canada.
Our mission is to provide a caring and comprehensive solution to homelessness among our Veterans. To do so, we are building unique, affordable and innovative urban villages to house Veterans during their transition back to civilian life; and, providing a full-service, wrap-around program that will deliver the resources, training and counselling necessary to ensure their success on this journey – enabling them to achieve the goal of living independently in the long term.
Who Will it Benefit?
Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces had been homelessness in Calgary, but are now working to transition back into mainstream society through the housing and wrap-around services provided at our Calgary Veterans’ Village.