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UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/01/2013: UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE

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AKA  U.S.VETS
Los Angeles, CA
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UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 04/01/2013: UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 10/17/2014: UNITED STATES VETERANS INITIATIVE

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Also Known As: U.S.VETS
Physical Address: Los Angeles, CA 90017 
EIN: 95-4382752
Web URL: www.usvetsinc.org 
NTEE Category: L Housing, Shelter
L80 Other Housing Support Services
P Human Services
P85 Homeless Services/Centers
W Public, Society Benefit
W30 Military/Veterans' Organizations
Ruling Year: 1992 


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Mission Statement

The successful transition of military veterans and their families through the provision of housing, counseling, career development and comprehensive support.

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, July 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: July 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: June 30, 2013

Total Revenue $30,791,848
Total Expenses $30,324,850

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Mr. Stephen J Peck

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Since Aug 2010

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Stephen Peck embraced the Marine Corps vow to never leave anyone behind. It is that loyalty to those who have served their country that drives Peck as the president and CEO of the U.S.VETS. After his service in Vietnam, Peck began his career as a filmmaker, and made documentaries focusing on veterans and the homeless. He has been working on behalf of homeless and troubled veterans for nearly 20 years. He was appointed president of U.S.VETS in August 2010 following the sudden death of Dwight Radcliff.  Peck was the founding director of U.S.VETS largest program: Villages at Cabrillo in Long Beach the largest social services program for homeless veterans in the country. Peck began his full-time commitment to veterans in 1991 when founded the non-profit, Far From Home Foundation to advocate for homeless veterans issues and raise funds for fledgling rehabilitation programs. In 1993 he began working full time at the Comprehensive Homeless Program at the West L.A. VA Medical Center. His nearly four years as an outreach worker and program coordinator gave him an intimate knowledge of the needs and hopes of homeless veterans. Simultaneously, he returned to graduate school and earned a Masters Degree in Social Work at USC. In 1996 he accepted an offer to become Director of Community Development for U.S. VETS.Peck continues to advocate on a state and national level to bring attention to possible solutions for the homeless, using as a model the programs U.S.VETS has developed.

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Program Description:

U.S.VETS - Los Angeles - Westside Residence Hall in Inglewood, CA: 485 beds for homeless veterans, including a non-custodial Fathers program. U.S.VETS - Long Beach - Villages at Cabrillo - Long Beach, CA: 26 acres of former naval housing with 525 beds for homeless veterans, including a female veterans program; substance abuse treatment, and Iraq and Afghanistan recently returned veterans program. U.S.VETS - Riverside, March Air Force Base - Riverside, CA: 119 beds for homeless veterans. U.S.VETS - Hawaii in Honolulu: 250 beds for homeless veterans on former naval air base. U.S.VETS - Hawaii has also partnered with the State of Hawaii to create a 300 bed shelter and transitional housing program for homeless families on the Waianae cost of the island of Oahu. U.S.VETS - Las Vegas, NV: 250 beds for homeless veterans, includes substance abuse recovery. Victory Place - Phoenix, AZ: 75 beds for homeless veterans. Prescott, AZ: 65 beds for homeless veterans. U.S.VETS - Houston, TX. Midtown location: 300 beds for homeless veterans, including a program for the chronically mentally ill. DeGeorge location: a service center providing employment assistance and VA Medical care. U.S.VETS - Washington, DC: 60 beds for homeless veterans. Each of our programs is already serving veterans who have become homeless after serving in Iraq and Afghanistan!

Program Long-Term Success:

Helped more than 1,100 homeless veterans return to full time employment.

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Impact Summary from the Nonprofit

Each year, U.S.VETS:- Helps more than 1,000 veterans return to full time employment. - Provides intensive program services and housing to 2100 veterans.- Provides transitional housing and services to 2500 veterans.- Provides permanent housing for 250 veterans.- Provides 127 women veterans with housing and need-specific services including military sexual trauma counseling.U.S.VETS contacts thousands of veterans every year in the effort to reach out to at-risk veterans before they become homeless. Homelessness among veterans has been reduced in every community where U.S.VETS operates.
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