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Female Vet Home: Our Home Transitional

http://www.ourhometransitional.org/

I just wanted to let you know what it is I am doing for our women heroes and for MI; Flint specifically. https://www.facebook.com/OurHomeTransitional

Transitional Home for Female Vets in need (Phase 1) and those with children (Phase 2)

Description
The plan is to acquire & renovate a large abandoned or foreclosed house, for our first transitional home to be known as, OUR HOME TRANSITIONAL. It will be a place where our female vets come to when they are facing challenges & are in need of a place to call Home. Video presentation:
http://youtu.be/Kcb624Kb_24

While here, they will be provided various types of assistance in efforts to transition to civilian life and self- sufficiency. As home one is up and running successfully, we will be acquiring several others on the block/area to provide a haven for our family. Training and assistance programs to be provided by the Local, County and Federal Government will include: Job training/placement, mental and physical health, educational training, and home placement assistance, to name a few.

We have a Board of Directors (one of which is a 10 yr male Veteran who wears many hats in the success and progress of OHT as well as a female Sargent!), and an Advisory committee-the lists can be found on our notes tab of the facebook page. We are registered as a nonprofit in the State of MI and are in the process of filing for our 501c3 status via our lawyer by mid-August and our business plan will be completed by then as well. We are supported by Kettering Entrepreneurial Society and UofM Flints Innovation Incubator as well as many other local and national orgs!

We are currently working with Genesee Co Land Bank, HUD, LISC and Salem Housing for a donated house to start with!  This should be acquired within the coming months.  It will need to be renovated to a huge degree as most of these empty homes in Flint have been stripped and we have Team Home Depot in the works for that as well as dozens of Flint residence ready to volunteer!  Also donations and grants along with other funding will help with that.

We have our DUN’s and CAGE #’s to apply for Govt grants and contracts so funds should be coming in soon as we have 3 professional grant writers ready to volunteer their time!

We also view this as an opportunity to revitalize & beautify the local Flint, MI area, as the ultimate goal is to have several large houses within Genesee County, some urban and others located in a rural setting to give our transitioning women a city or country choice. We will all work together and partner with other neighborhood organizations to keep the areas clean, beautiful and safe.

If you could please join our page and share it as well as it takes a village! It will definitely help revitalize and beautify the Flint Area! - While bringing in funds to MI as these heroes successfully transition to civilian society and self-sufficiency.

Our Executive Summary is listed on the notes tab of the face book page as well as much of our info. I am working with SCORE.org and one of our Board members who has the experience to complete our Business Plan! I hope to gain your support via sponsorship/donations/volunteers/word of mouth/exposure/etc!

Thanks!

Carrie Miller

Founder

810 309 9822

www.ourhometransitional.org

PS Heres our online campaign to help raise funds.  If you feel inclined please donate and share this as well! We can use all the support we get :) http://www.indiegogo.com/ourhometransitionalgenco And all donations are tax deductible. If you have tangible items to donate please contact me and we can accept and store them. Substantial donations will incur dedications!

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