The Homes For Heroes Foundation was developed in response to the growing number of military Veterans who are facing crisis as they return to civilian life and find themselves on the path to homelessness.
Our mission is to integrate all our homeless military Veterans into the community through the provision of housing and support services across Canada. We are doing so by:
- Building unique and affordable urban villages in major cities across Canada where homeless Veterans will be able to successfully integrate back into civilian life
- Providing the resources, services and training our tenants will need to achieve the goal of living independently in the long term
Our villages for Veterans consist of 15 to 25 individual “tiny homes” arranged in a park-like setting. All homes face inward to facilitate peer-to-peer support:
- Each home is less than 300 square feet in size, but fully equipped with all the features of a larger home
- Each village also incorporates a central resource centre, social workers office, community garden and other amenities
Residency in the village is temporary, with the goal of having each Veteran leave the village and re-enter mainstream society, employed, stable and self-sufficient.
We know that many Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces are struggling in their effort to reintegrate back to civilian life, and many find themselves on a long and difficult pathway to homelessness or living rough.
It is our goal to end homelessness amongst Canadian Military Veterans.