Public, Society Benefit


Alexandria, VA


Our mission is to end Veteran homelessness by providing quality housing and supportive services. We focus on the National Capital Region, an area in which the US Department of Housing and Urban Development's point-in-time survey indicates there are more than 400 homeless Veterans on any given night.

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Deborah Snyder

Main Address

P.O. Box 10142

Alexandria, VA 22310 USA


Veteran, Homeless, Veterans, Eviction, Shelter, Transportation, Employmnet





Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

Housing Search Assistance (L30)

Housing Expense Reduction Support, Rent Assistance (L82)

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Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Virginia Homeless Solutions Program

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Be the founding corporate partner to help ORHF launch our “Housing-First" model of support. With a substantial donation, we will purchase VA foreclosed and significantly discounted homes to establish our full lifecycle model of assistance. In our unique model, backed and supported by the VA, we will provide homeless Veterans and their families with housing-first (stabilize their lives) and structure a series of wrap- around services (employment networking, finance classes, social services) to prepare the Veteran to successfully re-integrate into their local community. In this manner, we envision a process that is repeatable and can evolve into a self-sustaining charitable enterprise, from one property to the next, with the potential to end the cycle of homelessness that so often occurs.

As a responsive non-profit organization that offers assistance to homeless Veterans and their families, we understand that in many cases although help is available from different sources, it just needs to be better coordinated. As such, we have established excellent relationships with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and with community outreach organizations to provide the connective tissue to transform a homeless Veteran into an active member of his/her local community. With these relationships, we are attempting to fast-track the path from homelessness to productive citizen wherever possible. We partner with many other help organizations and network employment opportunities, housing locations, transportation needs, household goods and furniture - whatever the Veteran needs to get his or her feet back on the ground. We continually seek grants, host fundraisers and attend other nonprofit help organizations to spread the word about the plight of Veterans experiencing homelessness and what ORHF offers.

We are a diverse group of mostly volunteers who lead from the front. Several ORHF volunteers are retired military and know what it's like to walk in a Veteran's shoes. We have a strong board of directors, hard-working founders and teams of volunteers who help manage our core of success committees. Our committees include Funds Development, Veteran Services, Housing, Governance/Board Development, Operations/Strategic Planning & Outreach and Strategic Communications.

Housing one Veteran from a shelter or a car is progress. ORHF assisted over 200 Veterans within the past two years. Ask one of our Veterans.

We haven't ended homelessness among Veterans yet in the Metro DC area. But we've assisted over 200. Many are successfully housed, employed and are sustaining life successfully.

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