Veteran homelessness is an unfortunate reality of life, and simply providing a roof over the heads of those affected will not solve the problem.
Our newest initiative, Patriotic Villages, offers a well-rounded, complete approach.
Self-Sustaining Green Technologies
Our homes for unemployed, underemployed and homeless Veterans will be constructed of recycled materials, and will be powered by renewable energy. Additionally, we will teach them how to grow their own self-sustaining food through aquaponics, and will harvest water from the air.
By utilizing wasted plastics to create entire villages, we will diminish the amount going into landfills and our bodies of water. By running off of green, renewable energy, we will not strain any local municipalities as we will out our villages across the country.
Identifying the underlying needs to break that cycle of Veteran homelessness is the key. Treating the behavior that leads to chronic homelessness, will solve the problems due to things such as:
- Narcotics addiction
- Alcohol addiction
- Mental health
- Lack of trusted support network
- Lack of reconnecting with family members
- Lack of access to Religious services
- Lack of knowing how to establish and achieving goals
- Lack of consistent monitoring
- Lack of meaningful employment opportunities
On a Mission to Change the World
Providing this opportunity to our Veterans is monumental. We will empower Veterans (homeless, unemployed and underemployed, with all necessary assistance at no cost to them. This can include but is not limited to housing, nutrition, rehabilitation, reeducation, guaranteed employment and affordable sustained housing while simultaneously protecting our planet through green initiatives.
Stay tuned for more, and be sure to check out our website: https://www.patrioticvillages.org/.
A self-described “Jackie of All Trades,” Army wife Jackie Toops enjoys exploring the various facets of her personality by chronicling military life, world travels, family, her love of the arts and more. Her academic background is in the fields of Interdisciplinary Humanities, Museum Studies and Nonprofit Management, and she has overseen public relations for museums, galleries and universities. Jackie’s articles have been featured on Veterans Rideshare, Army Wife 101, Wall Street International Magazine, SoFluential, HomeAway, Military Biz Connection and FamiliesGo. While stationed in Germany, she regularly discussed her articles on-air with the Armed Forces Network in Wiesbaden. A mother of two, Jackie enjoys coffee, freelance writing, and supporting the military community.