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www.helpaveteran.org

Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans is a nonprofit agency with a passion for helping homeless and at-risk veterans achieve self-sufficiency. Located in DuPage County, Illinois, MSHV conducts community outreach and provides veterans and their families with housing programs and supportive services. The organization was founded by veterans, and the staff at MSHV work to integrate the military experience of clients into the array of intensive, personalized programs that the agency provides.

Programs include:

  • Transitional Housing: Marine LCpl. Nicholas Larson Home
  • Affordable Housing: Army Sgt. Robert J. Miller Home and Tammy’s Trace
  • Captain Kevin C. Landeck: Freedom Commissary providing clothing, household, and basic needs to low-income veterans
  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program: providing case management and financial assistance to rapidly rehouse homeless veterans or prevent homelessness for those who are facing eviction
  • Community Outreach: staff and resident weekly trips to seek out veterans who are homeless and in need of resources such as shelter and basic supplies
  • Veterans Employment Program: helping underemployed or unemployed veterans connect to employment opportunities that lead to self-sufficiency
  • Supportive Services: case management, mental health, and other services to enrich all of the above programs and goals