Houses for Warriors, Inc.

Supporting Homeless and Injured Veterans

aka Houses for Warriors, Inc.   |   EVERGREEN, CO   |  https://housesforwarriors.org/

Mission

Houses for Warriors strives to improve the quality of life for disabled and homeless veterans in need through adaptive housing and housing resources. We do this through:

Ruling year info

2019

CEO

Andrew Canales

Main address

PO Box 334

EVERGREEN, CO 80439 USA

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EIN

83-3505029

NTEE code info

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

Homeless Services/Centers (P85)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

U.S. Military Veteran Homelessness. According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, there are currently 37,000 homeless veterans living in the United States today. According to Denver Post, Colorado's homeless veteran population of 1,181 is now nearly as high as the state of New York, which has 1,248 homeless veterans, the HUD report says. Colorado's overall homeless population increased by 721, or 13 percent, from 2015 to 2016, the report says.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Warrior House Transitional Housing Program

Warrior House Transitional Housing Program is an intense program designed to help veterans (Warriors) of the US Armed Services that have been or are in peril of being homeless (near homeless) due to struggling with alcohol, drug abuse or any other life-controlling problems. We are a veteran-run holistic program designed to help our warriors realize that they can achieve spiritual and life changing success if they are properly disciplined.

Population(s) Served
Veterans
Homeless people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

VISION
The vision of the Program is to produce graduates who are self-sufficient, successful, productive, and functional members of society.


MISSION
The mission of the Warrior House Program is to help, direct, and guide veterans into self-sufficient status while providing a safe and caring environment.


OBJECTIVES
o To create a positive, professional environment where the Warriors feel safe, secure and have all their basic needs met.
o To have a Staff that is committed to going the extra mile in order to help Warriors bring about a lifestyle change in the process.
o To enable Warriors to become spiritually alive, emotionally stable, physically healthy and socially active in all aspects of society.

Warrior House Transitional Housing Program is an intense program designed to help veterans (Warriors) of the US Armed Services that have been or are in peril of being homeless (near homeless) due to struggling with alcohol, drug abuse or any other life-controlling problems. We are a veteran-run holistic program designed to help our warriors realize that they can achieve spiritual and life changing success if they are properly disciplined.

Houses for Warriors was founded by Andrew Canales, a Decorated Iraq War Veteran who was diagnosed with PTSD after his first deployment in 2008. Andrew struggled with PTSD for seven years before an accident that broke his legs and nearly took his life– combined with struggling with homelessness himself– led him on a path of healing and ambition. He has been a personal advocate for veteran’s benefits and has assisted many with obtaining benefits for school, home loans, and disability claims. As an Ambassador for K9’s for Warriors since 2018, a nonprofit that provides service dogs to disabled veterans, he continues to give back to the Veteran Community any way he can.

With Houses for Warriors, Andrew coordinates with property owners, donors, community leaders, and business owners across the country to create strategic partnerships and opportunities that serve our veterans and those involved. His main goal is to improve the quality of life for every veteran who is struggling.

Houses for Warriors is currently in Stage 1 of fundraising for it’s flagship project in the Denver, Colorado area – The Warrior House Program designed to provide stable housing for transitioning homeless and at-risk veterans. Not only will the Warrior House give veterans the opportunity to live with dignity and independence, the house will be a hub for veteran resources – providing everything from job training to help accessing VA benefits to those who live there.

We have announced our Veterans Day 2020 Warrior Film Festival and Student Filmmaker's Contest.

We will be launching our 2020 Jeep Gladiator (Warrior Edition) Giveaway to raise awareness surrounding veteran homelessness and increase our donor community to launch our transitional housing program.

Phase 2 will be securing a second Warrior House for our homeless female Warriors in the Denver-County Area.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • Who are the people you serve with your mission?

    Homeless and Disabled military veterans

  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Paper surveys, Focus groups or interviews (by phone or in person), Case management notes, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We recently adjusted our Mentorship program to offer more personalized service to each individual warrior we serve!

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board,

  • How has asking for feedback from the people you serve changed your relationship?

    We and a more inclusive process for the development and implementation of our transition program.

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We look for patterns in feedback based on demographics (e.g., race, age, gender, etc.), We look for patterns in feedback based on people’s interactions with us (e.g., site, frequency of service, etc.), We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive, We tell the people who gave us feedback how we acted on their feedback, We ask the people who gave us feedback how well they think we responded,

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    We don't have any major challenges to collecting feedback,

Financials

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Operations

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Houses for Warriors, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 05/07/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

LaShae Rock

Connie Brown

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LaShae Rock

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Andrew Canales

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Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Not applicable

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/7/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Gender identity
Male
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability