Who We Serve
We can not accept that the men and women who were willing to sacrifice everything, including their lives, would sleeping on the streets, going hungry or feeling lost and alone. The suicide rate tops 20 per day. We won’t just stand idly by. Will you?
If you need help, or you want to help
Most of us have very busy lives. We don’t have much spare time or spare cash. It’s easy to understand how good people can miss the fact that veterans in our community are struggling.
We firmly believe that the best way to serve our veterans and military families is to build a community coalition. Our vision is to bring together veterans, local business owners, corporations, the clergy, civic and charitable organizations to advocate for the service members in High Desert Region.
Together we can streamline redundancies in services, build a strong safety net and advocate with a single unified voice. Dignity. Honor. Respect.
Too many veterans are poor or near poor and homeless because of it.
Low Income Families
Far too many of veterans struggle financially. To think that the men and women who served our country have to struggle to put food on the table is beyond horrific.
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Grief can be debilitating. For the spouses of service members who have passed away, they can feel isolated and alone. Our coalition tries to fill some of the gaps.
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There is nothing more shameful to our country than to see veterans sleeping on the streets. Despite significant efforts
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Loss of a spouse shouldn’t mean loss of community.
Join the Coalition
It’s standard for people to say: “Thank you for your service” when they see a person in uniform or learn that they’ve served. Though the recognition is much appreciated, we have to ask ourselves what we’re doing to show our gratitude.
The highly publicized issues of homelessness and suicide are horrifying. But just as many veterans struggle outside of the media spotlight. Their income hovers around the poverty line. They face frustration when trying to access the healthcare they were promised.
Transition issues are left unresolved, particularly for those deployed in combat. Families are strained to understand the changes they see. Traumatic Brain Injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder are astoundingly common.
We urge you to add your voice to the coalition advocating for our veterans.
Dignity. Honor. Courage.
We strengthen our values in our community when we honor the sacrifices they’ve made.
Even the strongest among us sometimes need a hand up. And the families of those who ever came home should not feel forgotten.
Too many veterans are facing quality of life issues – poverty, isolation, addiction, loneliness.
They stepped up. We can too.
HD VETCO is entirely volunteer run. We focus our efforts in three areas:
Dealing with the V.A. can be overwelming. For veterans with physical or mental health problems – it’s source of ongoing frustration. For lower income families or a surviving spouse, it’s even harder.
We work with community organizations to deliver the services that low income families need. We help to feed homeless veterans, work with 3H and run a Community Ambassador Program.
We help to provide workskills that offer our veterans the dignity and security of a good paying job. Our Y-Knot Success Center is the location for skill development and entrepreneurship training.
About HD VET CO
HD VetCo is a non-profit 501 (c) 3 organization serving veterans and their families in southern CA, specifically the High Desert Area.
We envision a community coalition with a single unified voice to advocate for veterans. We appreciate your help.