I am a fan of and advocate for America’s Heroes. It has always been my goal to help improve lives. I aspire to grow as a leader and inspire others to become leaders in the community as they achieve self-sufficiency.
The idea for A Place for Heroes began with a conversation with my cousin Lavon Edmondson when she was retiring as a Lieutenant Commander LCDR in the U.S. Navy. During that conversation, she revealed a lack of knowledge and access to resources for veterans in the community. I was looking for a way to make a difference in the lives of others. It was at this point that my goals and passion led me into a course of research, study, and action that has resulted in the foundation of A Place for Heroes.
In my early adult years as a single parent, I found myself in need of assistance for housing and other resources. Through transitional housing for women and children I found the resources and assistance needed, I continued to grow, became self-sufficient, achieved various personal goals, and have grown into a leadership role in the community. Through that experience I was able to identify with the need for access to housing resources in the veteran community and beyond. God gave me the vision to help those like myself that needed a hand up, and not a hand out. A Place for Heroes was born from that vision.
I am thankful for all the friends, supporters, and partners that have championed us along the way. Community thrives on the mutual respect and support of others. I am grateful for your belief in my vision and look forward to continued fraternity as we grow.
SERVICES WE OFFER
PRIMARY VETERAN AND OTHER HEROES AT RISK ASSISTANCE SERVICES
We offer a range of Heroes at risk assistance services in areas like housing, mental healthcare, employment assistance and microenterprise support programs.
MENTAL HEALTHCARE SERVICES
We are committed to providing the Primary veteran and other heroes at risk access to mental health services including counseling, outreach, and referral services.
We offer employment counselling and support programs to help unemployed Primary veteran and other heroes at risk return to the job market and rebuild their lives.