Pennies for Quarters will provide a caring and stable environment. Those homeless veterans that come to us and wish to be a part of our program will go through a screening process and agree to our codes of conduct. It will be made clear that the purpose of our organization is to help them gain control of any issues they struggle with, find employment, and eventually live on their own. All applicants must be able to provide proof of service and have been either honorably or generally discharged. We’re here to help put our veterans on the path to wellness while treating them with respect and dignity.
We anticipate veterans living on site for one to two years. With programs being specific to each resident, they will be monitored by a case worker for progress knowing that this is not meant to be permanent free housing. We understand that it will be an adjustment entering a situation like this and we hope to have the right space available for residents to socialize as they wish.
A Tiny Home. Providing privacy, and dignity in no longer being homeless, is one of the first steps in helping improve the lives of those who come to us for help. Designed to be in “clusters” of 4, each home will have its own bath. Hopefully this lets an individual who is used to being on their own to socialize with a few neighbors if they choose to. This is temporary, a hand up – not a hand out.
The Central Building. An important part of Pennies For Quarters is this facility. Space for individual or group therapy, AA meetings, etc is integral in getting residents the help they need. A computer room will give them the chance to learn new skills and apply for jobs and get in touch with family and a laundry room and stock room will provide basic needs. On the grounds will also be community gardens which have been shown to be therapeutic. The lives these men and women led were very different from what they are experiencing now. We hope to give them back the sense of community and belonging that will help them have a happier and healthier existence.
To donate, please contact David Silliman at 360-477-3150