With thousands in need of the safe havens and services we provide, Community Hope is in the midst of a historic expansion to assist more individuals and families whose lives have been disrupted by mental illness, addiction, homelessness and poverty.
This expansion includes:
Community Hope received a $5 million grant to significantly expand our successful model for rapidly re-housing veterans and veteran families who have recently become homeless and for keeping low- income veteran families from losing their housing. Our model has provided housing stability to hundreds of veteran households who would otherwise have faced living in shelters or on the streets. In 2016, we saved 1,500 veterans and their family members from homelessness. The expanded program is aiding veterans in 15 of NJís 21 counties as well as 7 counties in PA.
With completion of construction in Fall 2013, Valley Brook Village contains 62 affordable apartments with on-site support services for disabled and formerly homeless veterans. The units quickly filled and there remains a waiting list as evidence of the need for more permanent supportive housing for veterans. Plans are already underway to develop a second phase of the project by constructing an additional 50 units.
Development of several supportive housing projects are either nearing completion or underway to ensure affordable housing plus services for individuals, including veterans, who are in recovery from mental illness and would otherwise be at risk of homelessness.