Since opening its doors in 2002, ABRI/Homes for the Brave has provided safe housing, vocational training and job placement, mental health and addiction services, and life skills coaching to help individuals, especially Veterans, leave homelessness behind. To date, the organization has worked with more than 850 individuals.
Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. (ABRI), doing business as Homes for the Brave, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit. ABRI/Homes for the Brave oversees four programs. These programs are Homes for the Brave, Waldorf House, the Homes for the Brave Veterans Service Center, and the PFC Nicholas A. Madaras Home which houses the Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes program.
A great need exists for the housing, case management, and vocational services these programs provide. Only 10 percent of the general population can claim Veteran status, but nearly one third of the homeless adult population are Veterans.1 1 out of 3 homeless men, who sleeps in a doorway or alley in our communities, has worn a uniform and served the United States.2
In Connecticut, at least 950 Veterans do not have homes. The most effective programs for homeless Veterans are community based, nonprofit, Veterans helping Veterans groups.
With an emphasis on Veterans, we provide the housing and services necessary to help homeless individuals return to a productive and meaningful life.
1 ABA Commission on Homelessness and Poverty
2 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.