American Homeless Veterans

Fighting to put vets first since 1993


Home for Heroes

Attendees at the Leader's Summit for Veterans included MAJ Brian A. Hampton, USAR (ret), President of the Circle of Friends for American Veterans, who also helped out the vets with much needed supplies.

Circle of Friends for American Veterans hosted a Veterans’ Leaders Summit for MLK Day of Service as a part of the Martin Luther King Day of National Service, The Circle of Friends for American Veterans (COFAV) held a Veterans’ Leaders Summit at the Home for Heroes in Washington, DC. COFAV has been a long-time supporter of the Home for Heroes, where the veterans have been trained in licensed trades, and have hand built the structure of the home themselves with care and precision. Everything from the walls and the electrical wiring, to the tiles on the kitchen floor have been built or placed by the veterans. 

St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN
-Prodigal House

Las Vegas, NV
-HELP Las Vegas Veteran Apartments
-Key Foundation
Manchester, NH
-Liberty House
Albuquerque, NM
-New Mexico Veterans Integration Centers
Harrisburg, PA
-Bethesda Mission

 Philadelphia, PA
-Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service & Education Center Inc.
-Victory Support Services

 Pittsburgh, PA
-Mechling-Shakley Veterans Center
Charleston, SC
-Good Neighbor Center
Columbia, SC
-Alston Wilkes Society

 Austin, TX
-Community Partnership for the Homeless
Dallas, TX
-Housing Crisis Center

 El Paso, TX
-El Paso Coalition for the Homeless
San Angelo, TX
-United Way of Concho Valley
Arlington, VA
-Southeast Veterans’ Service Center
Norfolk/Virginia Beach, VA
-Vetshouse Inc.
Milwaukee, WI
-The Guest House of Milwaukee

Phoenix, Arizona
-US VETS – Phoenix 
-Arizona Coalition to End Homelessness  

Tuscon, Arizona 
-Esperanza En Escalante Homeless Facility 
-Comin’ Home
San Diego, CA 
-Veterans Village of SD
Oakland, CA
-Operation Dignity

 San Bernardino, CA
-Housing California

 Denver, CO
-Colorado Coalition for The Homeless
Tampa, FL
-ASAP Homeless Services
-Agency for Community Treatment Services

Cedar Rapids, IA
-Linn County Veterans’ Affairs
-Vets Helping Vets
Des Moines, IA
-Central Iowa Shelter & Services
-180 Degrees, Inc.
Waterloo, IA
-Salvation Army – Waterloo

 Worchester, MA
-Inner City Peoples Coalition
Battle Creek, MI
-Haven of Rest Rescue Mission
Detroit, MI
-Michigan Veterans’ Foundation

 Lansing, MI
-Volunteers of America – Michigan
Brighton, MI
-Volunteers of America - Michigan  

American Homeless Veterans (COFAV) has organized and sponsored programs for homeless veteran facilities throughout the nation, supporting them by:

  • qualifying the local program;
  • renting a hall;
  • recruiting a Color Guard;
  • persuading Members of Congress to speak;
  • building a crowd;
  • generating metro area network affiliate TV coverage to create awareness of what the facilities are doing that the government is not;
  • often helping their fundraising & volunteer recruitment; and
  • informing veterans in need of available services.

COFAV supports homless vets in the National Capitol Area, such as the Natl. Coalition of Concerned Vets, shown delivering furniture. 

North of Pittsburgh, Mechling-Shakley residence for homeless vets has partnered with COFAV at its national convention in D.C. and in PA. 

Liberty House in Manchester, NH, soldiers on to rehabilitate homeless vets. COFAV has sponsored two programs for them. 

Willard "Smitty" Smith, Director of VETSHOUSE in Norfolk, VA, where COFAV sponsored two programs.

Detriot Vets open a thrift store. COVAV has coordinated two rallies at the Detroit facility -- of 196 nationally. 

In continuing the tradition of our partnership, we raised $1.2 million to build a women's wing for the Southeast Veterans' Service Center in D.C.

COFAV Supports Programs for Transitional Facilities for Homeless Veterans