In 2018, members of our team spent a day building houses for veterans experiencing homelessness as part of our volunteer policy, which grants associates PTO to engage in meaningful opportunities that help build community. Thanks for having us out, Veterans Community Project!
About Veterans Community
VCP Village, located at 89th and Troost in Kansas City, Missouri, is an innovative community of 49 tiny houses for homeless Veterans. The homes range in size from 240 to 320 square feet, meet all local city code requirements, and connect to city utility services.
Many Veterans arrive at VCP Village with little more than the pain, uncertainty, and loneliness of life on the streets. A tiny house provides everything he or she needs to live with dignity and safety; new furniture, appliances, housewares, bedding, food, and utilities, free of charge.
More importantly, VCP Village provides sanctuary and the emotional space needed for the Veteran and VCP's Veteran Support Services team to thoroughly address the underlying causes of his or her homelessness.
Together, the Veteran and VCP's specially-trained case managers work to achieve incremental, lasting results in the areas of health and wellness, education, employment, financial literacy, and the development of a personal support network.
Once their desired goals are met, VCP assists the Veteran in securing a permanent housing solution. The Veteran is allowed to take the entire contents of the tiny home as they transition to a new life.
Veterans Community Project is truly the community's project. Each year, thousands of volunteers help build tiny houses, organize donation drives, host fundraisers, or find other creative ways to serve those who served us. We are a community of action-minded and compassionate life-changers. Do more than thank a Veteran for their service. Get involved.