Two veterans were able to move out of a shelter and into their own tiny homes yesterday thanks to a Kansas City Veterans organization.
Veterans Community Project is a veteran-founded organization aimed at filling the gaps in the current veteran support system, making sure no brother or sister falls through the cracks.
With this in mind, VCP went to work building VCP Village, a specialized community of tiny homes to help get veterans off the street and into a place of their own.
This community of tiny homes paired with onsite services such as mentoring, case management, counseling, and connections to other programs and services, gives homeless veterans a place to live and provides them with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reenter civilian life at their own pace, without the pressures of living in a shelter.
Most recently, the program helped two Kansas City veterans move into their new tiny homes, allowing one of the men to reunite with their dog, an 8-year-old Pomeranian mix named Sasha, who spent the last few months in a foster home while her master stayed at the local men’s shelter, which did not allow dogs.
“Watching his face as she jumped into his lap was priceless,” wrote the organization.
The other tiny-home recipient, a US Navy veteran, was in a state of “happy disbelief” as he settled into his new home. He says he first heard about VCP on the news, and that the “vets helping vets” mentality made him feel comfortable enough to reach out for help.