There’s a trust issue there, and we hope to bridge the gap between the Vets and the UESF who has the funding, services and programs to help them. – Nancy Bragin of TAPO
Tuesday Afternoon Philly Outreach has partnered with UESF to launch a new program to help very low income veterans and veteran families who are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. “This is something we’ve wanted to do for a while now” said Nancy Bragin, founding partner of TAPO.
“This winter was brutal, with a record number Code Blue Weather Alerts. Now that it’s milder, we’re extending our Tuesday Afternoon Services to reach out to homeless vets who are coming to us for food and clothing. There is no reason for veterans who have served our country to be homeless. There’s a trust issue there, and we hope to bridge the gap between the Vets and the UESF who has the funding, services and programs to help them.”
UESF’s Veterans Programming offers a range of supportive services to help stabilize housing and help veterans acquire the resources necessary to keep them stable. Eligible veterans and veteran families can receive:
Housing-based Case Management Services
VA Benefit Assistance & Referral Legal Assistance
Temporary Financial Assistance
which may include:
* Rent and Utility Assistance
* Security Deposits
* Moving Costs
* Emergency Supply Purchases
* Child Care
UESF Veteran’s Program Now at Broad Street Ministry
UESF and TAPO will be at Broad Street Ministry, 315 S. Broad St. every Tuesday afternoon from 3 to 4:30 PM to greet Veterans.
If you are a vet or know someone in need of emergency housing services in the Philadelphia area call
UESF’S VETERAN’S HOTLINE 215-814-6888
For more information, please contact UESF’s Veterans’ Program Staff at 215-814-6888 or visit website 222.UESFacts.org
About the UESF
Since 1983, UESF has provided over $65 million of utility assistance to over 150,000 families throughout the City of Philadelphia. By focusing on the need for utility assistance as part of a larger housing stabilization issue, UESF has recently expanded its scope to assist vulnerable families with rent, mortgage and security deposits. This multi-tiered approach addresses the energy poverty problem in a more complete and holistic manner, allowing families to achieve a fresh start, and begin moving toward self-sufficiency.
Enough talk. Let’s do something.