Homeless Women Veterans are UNACCEPTABLE.
The mission of Final Salute Inc. is to provide homeless women Veterans with safe and suitable housing.
It is estimated that there are currently 55,000 homeless women Veterans in the United States on any given day. For the sacrifices they and their families have made, this is an unacceptable state for any of them to be in. Final Salute, Inc. believes in paying women Veterans with the proper respects due to them for the service they have provided to our country. Final Salute also works with the Veteran in establishing her plan towards independence.
Main factors contributing to homelessness:
- Ineligibility for or lack of Veteran’s benefits
- Legal Trouble
- Military Sexual Trauma
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Domestic Violence
- Lack of family or social support network
- Substance Abuse
Final Salute focuses on Three (3) main programs to assist women veterans or servicemembers transitioning to the civilian sector:
Housing Outreach Mentorship Encouragement
The H.O.M.E Program provides transitional housing, on-site case management, food, clothing, transportation, child care subsidy/assistance, employment support and other essential supportive services to homeless women Veterans and their children.
The H.O.M.E Program focuses on integrating women Veterans back into their local communities and providing vast, safe and suitable residential areas to choose from.
The H.O.M.E Program is a collaboration with resource partners that include targeted supportive services to assist women Veterans in reaching their goals.
Final Salute's programs have assisted women Veterans and children in over 30 States and Territories.
They also assist with permanent placement once Veterans are ready to transition from their residential facilities.
Savings Assessment & Financial Education
The purpose of S.A.F.E is to prevent homelessness by easing financial hardships.
The S.A.F.E program also provides valuable financial education resources on saving, budgeting and living on a fixed income.
S.A.F.E provides emergency financial support by assisting with past due rent, security deposits and utility assistance.
Residents of the H.O.M.E program are also required to participate in the financial education compoment of our S.A.F.E program.
The S.A.F.E program is open to women Veterans and members of the U.S. Military Reserve and Guard component forces, regardless of their location. Our programs have assisted women Veterans and children in over 30 States and Territories.
The Next Uniform program provides support for women Veterans and military women in Transition. As a woman Veteran in transition, you need more than a resume to ensure a successful transition into the civilian workforce.
Final Salute provides (free of charge):
- Professional Business Attire
- Dress Shoes
- Image Consulting
- Professional Head-Shots (Linked-In Profiles)
The purpose of this event is not only to honor the service and sacrifice women have made to this great nation, but to also support our Sisters-in-Arms who are in transition or have transitioned and may need an image boost. They realize that some women Veterans, especially single mothers, may find the cost of securing an up-to-date professional wardrobe unattainable.
Final Salute Inc. was founded in 2010 by a woman Veteran and cancer survivor who became aware of the large number of homeless women Veterans in the United States. She realized a need for an organization that was designed to meet and understand the unique needs of homeless women Veterans and their children.
With the help of the American people, foundation and corporate supporters, we know our mission is achievable.Why are we doing this? Because it’s the right thing to do.
Please help us help our Nation's Heroes.