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“…with charity for all, … let us strive on to finish the work we are in: to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle.

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1 “…with charity for all, … let us strive on to finish the work we are in: to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle … to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves …” -Abraham Lincoln

2 Those who have sacrificed 48 million citizens have served in the Armed Forces since million have died while serving Tens of millions have been injured They are our mothers and fathers, our sons and daughters, our neighbors and friends

3 Let us match the commitment of our Veterans by coming together as a community to care for them

4 Let us live up to the words of Abraham Lincoln “…with charity for all, … let us strive on to finish the work we are in: to bind up the nation’s wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle … to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves …”

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6 Our Mission To bind up the wounds of homeless Veterans in the Omaha area We care for 850 homeless Veterans today

7 Homeless Veteran Needs Housing Job training and vocational rehabilitation Mental Health care Primary and Specialty care

8 Current Housing Opportunities for Homeless Veterans 25 contract residential community residential 42 Grant and Per Diem 120 HUD/VASH 200 living situations

9 Veterans Village Creates 75 additional living situations (35% increase) Supportive, intermediate-term housing environment Dignified living situation Onsite resources:  vocational rehabilitation counselors  mental health professionals  homeless case managers This is not a homeless shelter for transient

10 Veterans Village Infrastructure Reduce beds 25% (from 100 to 75) – community feedback Reduce # of stories (from 5 to 4) – community feedback Residents will be screened  No sex offenders or Veterans with violent histories will be permitted Security cameras monitored 24/7 by VOA Regular VA police patrol Creation of a community advisory board

11 Community Benefits Aesthetic improvements to neighborhood with modern building, landscaping Smaller facility, with less traffic, than other industrial options for the site Neighborhood safety will increase Space created for community gatherings

12 Community Benefits Cont’d Creation of construction jobs Additional jobs = additional taxes collected The community plays a role in caring for those who have borne the battle


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