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Homeless Veterans in America Relief Foundation

Chicago, IL   |  http://www.hviarf.org

Mission

Boots On The Ground; bringing the vital resources needed, directly, to every Homeless Veteran on the streets of the city...food, water, clothing, shoes and socks are essential for surviving the elements all year round. More importantly is connecting Homeless Veterans directly to all of the available resources to get them off of the streets into a home and on a path to a life with meaning, self-worth and pride. ​ We are driven to create a greater awareness of all the needs of Homeless Veterans, Veterans, & transitioning Military personnel and their families as they return to civilian life. ​ Focusing on helping each Veteran get their individual needs met, insuring a greater and lasting impact. ​

Ruling year info

2019

Founder/President

Michael Pedroza

Main address

P.O. Box 31821

Chicago, IL 60631 USA

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EIN

83-4127103

NTEE code info

Military/Veterans' Organizations (W30)

IRS filing requirement

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

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The problem of Veterans homelessness has been going on for many many decades. This occurs for a number of reasons, from PTSD to lack of a support network. What we at Homeless Veterans In America Relief Foundation is to help those currently on the streets by connecting them directly to the resources available to get them off of the streets.

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?

Homeless Veterans Rehousing

We assist Veterans and their families to find permanent housing to add stability to their lives.

Population(s) Served
Veterans

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of hygiene kits distributed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

All with these kits these homeless Veterans are also provided small bags of food along with water. During winter time gloves, hats & blankets are provided too.

Number of meals served or provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Portable meal bags are made available to every homeless Veteran encountered on the streets. We also partner with other organizations that provide support for Veterans to provide meals for the holiday

Number of emergency meals provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Meals for Veterans that have not eaten in days and have zero money to get enough food to survive.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Charting impact

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

Although, this is a very lofty goal. We aim to mitigate homelessness amongst Veterans as much as possible, by not only combating but preventing homelessness.

We have aligned ourselves with organization like the Veterans Administration and Volunteers of America to get Veterans off of the streets. In the prevention aspect, we have aligned ourselves with the Travis Manion Foundation, Chicago Veterans, the Phenix Legacy, Rush's Road Home Program and other Veteran's organizations to provide means for military personnel transitioning, back to civilian life, to find their way to the life they truly deserve of happiness and meaning.

Our capabilities come from a vast knowledge and experience in helping those in need through the years by hitting the streets of the city and feeding the homeless Veterans, and then getting them the help they need by connecting them directly to the resources that they are in need of immediately.

In 2019, we assisted a female Navy Veteran that was homeless with three children; two of which had special needs. They were living in their car when we received word of their situation. We immediately got them temporary housing, and with the help of the Volunteers Of America; we assisted them to find permanent housing through the HUD-VASH program. As of today, they have been living a much more stable life and the children have flourished in their new home. In 2023, we are still continuing to assist Veterans. The homeless Veterans are still coming to us for assistance and we do everything that has to be done to get them housed through the resources available. Partnering with other Veteran centric organizations has been beneficial in supporting the homeless.

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

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

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

    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 engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • 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

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Homeless Veterans in America Relief Foundation

Board of directors
as of 01/26/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Michael Pedroza

Homeless Veterans In America Relief Foundation

Term: 2019 -


Board co-chair

Maricela Rodriguez

Homeless Veterans In America Relief Foundation

Term: 2022 -

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Not applicable
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Not applicable
  • 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? Not applicable
  • 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 1/5/2023

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx
Gender identity
Male

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

Transgender Identity

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data

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Equity strategies

Last updated: 03/24/2021

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Policies and processes
  • We engage everyone, from the board to staff levels of the organization, in race equity work and ensure that individuals understand their roles in creating culture such that one’s race identity has no influence on how they fare within the organization.