Frequently Asked Questions

Find out answers to our most asked questions below.

Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. (ABRI), doing business as Homes for the Brave, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit with a mission of providing housing and services to individuals experiencing homelessness, especially Veterans. By operating one permanent and two transitional supportive housing programs in Bridgeport, Connecticut, ABRI aims to help individuals return to productive and meaningful lives. ABRI staff work with clients to create personalized goals to help them achieve stable income and housing and increase their self-determination.

In each of our four programs, we work with individuals who are experiencing homelessness or are formerly homeless. Last year, 94% of the men and women we served were Veterans. Although most residents are from Connecticut, some travel from out of state to benefit from our support services.

To learn more about the demographics of the individuals we serve, read our most recent Annual Report.

To learn whether you are eligible to participate in our programs, visit our Get Help page.

Our three housing programs and Veterans Service Center are located in Bridgeport, Connecticut.

While participating in our programs, each resident aims to:

  • Secure safe, stable permanent housing
  • Increase income
  • Achieve greater self-determination

To work toward these goals, each resident has access to:

  • Vocational Training
  • Job Placement
  • Life Skills Coaching
  • Case Management & Community Services
  • Computer Courses

As a not-for-profit, ABRI/Homes for the Brave relies on a multitude of sources to maintain and expand its programs. A large part of our budget comes from a variety of local, state, federal, and foundation grants. We also rely on the generosity of community members. We accept a wide variety of donations both monetary and in-kind. Learn more about how you can support our programs.

Visit our Partners page to learn more about the organizations that support us throughout the year.

Every day, we see our residents transform as a result of their hard work and the support they receive from our staff and greater community. To date we have worked with over 1,100 men and women–most of whom are Veterans–who have overcome personal obstacles to increase their income, establish permanent housing, and achieve greater self-determination. Read our Annual Report and Success Stories to learn more about the milestones we have reached recently and throughout the years.

There are many ways you can help our residents to succeed:

  • Donate monetary or in-kind gifts
  • Donate a vehicle
  • Volunteer
  • Hire a Veteran
  • Spread the word
  • Participate in our Events

Visit our Support Us page to learn more.

Please visit our Get Help page to learn whether you are eligible to participate in our programs. We will do our best to work with you to help you access the services you need to regain your independence.