Human Services


Rescuing Veterans Lost in America

Cocoa, FL


Eliminate Homelessness Among Veteran in Central Florida.

Primary areas of operation are all of Brevard County, with limited outreach in adjacent counties such as: East Orange County, North Indian River County, East Seminole County, and South Volusia County.

Ruling Year



Mr. George Taylor Sr.

Vice President/CFO

Mr. George Taylor Jr.

Main Address

1436 W King St

Cocoa, FL 32922 USA


central florida homeless veteran street outreach, basic needs, transitional housing





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Emergency Assistance (Food, Clothing, Cash) (P60)

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

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Programs + Results

What we aim to solve New!

There are approximately 1300 homeless veterans living in the woods, streets, and parks of Central Florida. We aim to locate and assist them all so that they can return to being the valuable member of society they once were.

Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

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Search and Rescue

Transitional Housing

Where we workNew!

Charting Impact

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

The ultimate goal of NVHS is to eliminate homelessness among veterans in Central Florida. We plan to accomplish this by reconnecting homeless veterans to their community through adaptive street-level outreach and comprehensive collaboration.

NVHS, unlike many of the organizations that we work with, does not wait for our clients to meet us at our offices... we go out on a constant basis and conduct targeted street-level outreach to make contact with the homeless veterans where they live. We provide outdoor gear and food to insure survival and build rapport, and then immediately begin working to get the veterans into the Department of Veteran Affairs healthcare system, gain employment if workable, secure disability benefits if they are entitled to them, and register for education opportunities if interested... all with the ultimate goal of getting them back into housing, whether it is a transitional housing program or a permanent place of their own. We are cost effective and rapidly scalable organization, and because that is the case, we have never had to turn away a client that needed our assistance.

NVHS's entire methodology stems from the idea of comprehensive collaboration with all available community partners. There are outstanding agencies (public, private, nonprofit) that offer valuable services that could be beneficial to our clients, and we make it our goal to connect our clients to everyone that can help them get off the streets. We have dozens of volunteers that do the "heavy lifting", providing constant, consistent, and trustworthy street level outreach so that our veterans are located and assisted by knowledgeable and compassionate people. The President, Vice President, and Finance Director of the organization intentionally remained uncompensated volunteers throughout our growth to insure that the only employees the organization seeks are for areas that are too sensitive for a volunteer to manage, such as case management and client records management. Everyone in NVHS believes in our mission, and is dedicated to changing peoples lives, it is in our DNA.

Metrics NVHS Uses to Monitor Outreach Program:

1. Number of Clients Actively Assisted over 1 month, To-Date, etc...
2. Percentage/# of Clients Actively Served Assisted into Housing
3. Percentage of Clients Housed Who Were Homeless: 1 Month, 6 Months, 1 Year, 3+ Years
4. Percentage of Clients Housed Who Revert To Homelessness: 1 Month, 6 Months, 1 Year

As of October 2018, NVHS made progress on the following metrics: 1. 920 Homeless Veterans and their dependents have been assisted through the Outreach and Housing programs 2. 88% of the total population of unsheltered homeless veterans in Brevard County has been placed into housing since 2013

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