Marcie Polier Swartz, Founder of Village for Vets (middle) with volunteers, helping unpack move-in kits and prepare apartments for homeless veterans moving into permanent supportive housing

Marcie Polier Swartz, Founder of Village for Vets (middle) with volunteers, helping unpack move-in kits and prepare apartments for homeless veterans moving into permanent supportive housing

P.O. Box 491971, Los Angeles, CA 90049
(424) 248-5263
info@villageforvets.org
villageforvets.org
Twitter: @VillageforVets
Instagram: @VillageforVets
Facebook: @VillageforVets
Established in 2016

LEADERSHIP
Executive Leadership
Marcie Polier Swartz 
Founder


Mary McGuire 
Executive Director

 
Board of Directors

Hope Boonshaft
Consulate General of Israel, Los Angeles

 
Gerald Chaleff
Philanthropist

 
Pat Cohen
Philanthropist

 
Ira Cohen 
Philanthropist

 
Pam Dawber
Actor, Philanthropist

 
Cornell A. Morris 
Albany Stratton VA Medical Center


Michael Polier 
Entrepreneur

 
Marcie Polier Swartz 
Founder, Philanthropist

 
David Swartz 
Philanthropist

 
Adam Winnick 
Entrepreneur 


MISSION STATEMENT
Village for Vets fills gaps in critical services for homeless and at-risk Veterans on their journey to stability and independence.

 
SERVICE AREA
Village for Vets helps the nearly 4,000 Veterans who are homeless and many more who are at-risk of homelessness in Los Angeles County through programs providing meals, emergency grants, support for basic needs, assistance to social workers serving homeless Veterans, and links to additional services.


FAST FACTS
What is your GuideStar Rating?
Bronze
What percentage of total revenue goes to cause (after operation expenses)?
80%
What was your greatest recent community impact? 
Provided 25 tiny shelters for homeless Veterans at the VA with a gift from GHC Housing Partners  + $100,000 from Change Reaction to support their transition into permanent housing.


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers are critical in helping Village for Vets continue to help Veterans in need. Opportunities such as helping unpack move-in kits and prepare apartments for homeless Veterans moving into permanent supportive housing to joining the Veteran Street Academy – a program that trains volunteers to provide
one-on-one support to a homeless Veteran. Learn more at villageforvets.org.

 
GIVING OPPORTUNITIES
Support for Village for Vets programs with a donation of any amount allows us to continue to help fill vital gaps in services for our homeless and at-risk Veterans.  A $10,000 donation supports a tiny shelter for a homeless Veteran on the VA campus. A $1000 donation supports helping a Veteran experiencing temporary financial hardship to get back on track and a $500 donation supports a move-in kit for a homeless Veteran moving into a new apartment.


GOALS FOR 2022
    Increase number of Veterans assisted through the Emergency Fund to 500 annually.
    Provide an additional 40 tiny shelters for the CTRS program at the VA campus.
    Pilot new program called Veteran Street Academy to support social workers with the most difficult homeless cases.


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