27 Aug Warrior Homes – Making a Difference
Warrior Homes is held close to the hearts of many patriotic citizens, charitable organizations, and government services within our county. Warrior Homes provide healthy and safe living environments for Veterans in need of a hand up, not a hand out.
Warrior Homes started two years ago as a result of our community coming together to address the homeless issues faced by local Veterans. Many local businesses, contractors and volunteers have graciously donated time and materials. Without our supporters, Warrior Homes would not be what it is today.
The residents of Warrior Homes primarily transition from Collier County Veterans Treatment Court, David Lawrence Center and St. Matthews House. Program participants can reside in a Warrior Home for a maximum of one year, but is contingent upon each resident’s individualized program.
The first Warrior Home, Alpha House, officially opened its doors on January 15, 2020. The home is managed by Nextep, Inc., a FARR certificated recovery residence for those who need assistance transitioning back into society, securing employment and obtaining valuable resources. The Warrior Homes program is a major force in securing Veteran transitional and permanent supportive housing in Collier County.
Check out our latest video about Alpha House and Ben Walker, a Veteran who resides at Alpha House. Learn how Alpha House has changed his life!