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 780 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 7 percent of the general population can claim Veteran status, but nearly 13 percent 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, up from 840 in 2011.3 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 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
2 National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
3 Department of Veterans Affairs, 2012.