Veterans Count Maine Chapter
To provide critical and timely financial assistance and services when no other resource is available to veterans, service members and their families to ensure their dignity, health and overall well-being.
Key Outcomes in Maine in February, 2020:
- $225 was provided in response to transportation or operation and maintenance of a motor vehicle.
- $200 was provided in food support, typically in the form of gift cards to a local grocery store.
- $0 was provided in rent payments to landlords to prevent eviction.
- $0 was provided to fund utilities such as water, electricity and fuel
- $95 was provided in miscellaneous care such as home repairs, diapers, clothing, tuition, PC repair, etc.
Since program inception:
* 2,137 Service Members/Veterans and their families have been served
* Homelessness has been prevented for 102 at-risk families and 821 homeless families secured permanent housing
* 234 individuals were successfully engaged in treatment for a mental health or adjustment problem
* 3,559 referrals were made to community and military resources
* 359 program participants obtained employment
* $456,533.58 has been distributed in emergency financial assistance