ABCCM VETERANS SERVICES OF THE CAROLINAS

“Honor to the soldier and sailor everywhere, who bravely bears his country's cause. Honor, also, to the citizen who cares for his brother in the field and serves, as he best can, the same cause.” ― Abraham Lincoln

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

The HVRP program serves homeless veterans who need assistance in order to enter, re-enter, remain, or advance in the workforce. Through short-term training programs, focusing on industry recognized certifications and licenses, HVRP is committed to ensuring veterans receive the training and support needed to secure career level jobs that pay living wages.

Operation Welcome Home

Operation Welcome Home is a program designed to give homeless veterans the education and training that leads to career level employment and then to re-establishing their own "HOME."  This program provides scholarships to these men and women for the training and education they desire.

You would be surprised at how many of our homeless veterans hear the words "welcome home" for the first time at ABCCM's Veterans Restoration Quarters. The first question we hear is, "How soon do I have to leave?" To their surprise, the answer is, "You are home!" Operation Welcome Home is our way of giving veterans the education and training that leads to a career level job that takes them all the way to re-establishing their own HOME.

The founder of HonorAir, Jeff Miller, has spent the last five years on a mission to fly all of our areas WWII veterans to Washington, DC to visit the WWII Memorial. As this effort comes to a succesful end, thanks to the substanial partnership with the American Legion Post 77 and the members of Rotary District 7670, a new project is under way.

HonorAir's next mission is to Welcome Home all of our veterans, especially the homeless, those who are at risk of becoming homeless, or those that simply need the education and training to pursue a new career. HonorAir is teaming up with community leaders, civic and veteran groups to make this a reality through Operation Welcome Home. ABCCM has already won the "Best Practice" recognition at the national level as cited by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans and US-DOL's Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Supportive Services for Veteran Families is a homeless prevention program designed to help veterans and their families maintain their current housing, or helping find them new and affordable housing. ABCCM's goal is to improve housing stability for low-income veteran families through the SSVF Program, and is a  26-county regional effort to bring an end to homelessness among veterans.   

SSVF Specialists support veterans by providing case management, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and coordination of community resources. Services may include: housing counseling services, healthcare, personal financial planning services, income support services, legal services, and childcare.  SSVF Specialists also assist veterans by seeking to remove barriers to housing, providing temporary financial assistance with rent, security deposits, transportation, utilities and utility deposits, and open pathways to sustainable housing.

This program covers 26 Western North Carolina counties including: Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Gaston, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Lincoln, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancy.