Walmart Superstore #1480 in Winchester, Indiana approved funding through their Local Community Grants application process to fund The Journey Home in the amount $2,500 to help homeless and at-risk Veterans in the Randolph County area and throughout the immediate region. The grant application submitted to Walmart’s Local Community Grants was in response to their initiatives of supporting and investing in communities through local giving, encouraging volunteerism and through programs to strengthen community cohesion.

With the awarding of this generous grant, The Journey Home will utilize the funds to provide for the direct needs and services of Veterans experiencing homelessness or at-risk of losing their existing permanent housing. These diverse needs and services afforded by this grant include, but not limited to: interim housing; food; clothing; household items; hygiene items; transportation; accessing healthcare & benefits; various treatment & counseling services; assisting with employment & permanent housing placement; plus ongoing Veteran Outreach Services offering them vital support and resources that empower them to end chronic homelessness.

Eldon Solomon, The Journey Home’s Clinical Director & CEO comments, “We are so appreciative to the Winchester Walmart’s management staff and associates for their longstanding commitment to our community and unwavering support of our Veterans. The generous funds provided by the Winchester Walmart Superstore afford us the opportunity to directly assist at-risk Veterans with personal needs, services and resources for them to attain permanent housing as well as pursue a future encompassing overall health, well-being and independence.”

Leah Bryant, Walmart Superstore #1480 Manager adds, “Walmart takes great pride in helping and supporting our communities with funding and volunteerism. Funds provided to The Journey Home will help Veterans in our region with the ability to access needed items, programs, services and resources to overcome homelessness or retain their existing housing. Many of our Associates are Veterans or have family members who have served in the military. We appreciate the service of our Veterans and those currently serving in the military. We are humbled to take part in making a difference in the lives of those who serve our country.”

The Journey Home is a nonprofit transitional organization with a residential facility serving male homeless Veterans and offers additional outreach programs designed to assist all Veterans and their families that are at-risk of homelessness. The Journey Home of Winchester, Indiana has served Veterans throughout the region and from numerous states since 2014. The mission of The Journey Home is to make Veterans a priority. To end Veterans homelessness. To provide stability, support and access to interventions so that chronic homeless Veterans attain housing and independence. Our vision statement is to honor and empower chronically homeless Veterans in their journey to a successful independence. The Journey Home’s mission and vision is supported by our values of safety; compassion and empathy; positive support and resources; independence and financial stability.

For more information on The Journey Home, visit our website: www.journeyhomevets.org or follow our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/journeyhomevets/. If you know of a Veteran or a family of a Veteran at-risk of losing their home or currently experiencing homelessness, please contact The Journey Home for help or resources by calling: (765) 595-8297.