RESOURCE & COLLABORATORS
The goal of this 55 minute session is to offer information and resources to Veterans experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness. If your needs are immediate, we have a team standing by ready to assist you. Information offered and resources available include, homelessness prevention, immediate shelter assistance, transitional housing, substance or mental health treatment, housing vouchers, rental assistance, stabilization and wrap-around services, and how to get connected to these services.
Ending Veteran Homelessness in MN
Minnesota Housing Resources:
Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans
MACV provides direct services and assistance to military members, veterans, and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless across Minnesota in the areas of housing, employment, and legal assistance. MACV will directly refer to other service provider partners for other areas of need. MACV is a statewide organization with key headquarters in the Metro, Mankato and Duluth. Additionally MACV conducts various events across the state including legal clinics and Stand Downs.
Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
Our mission is to support Veterans who are experiencing homelessness, or who are at risk of homelessness, or serious mental illness by promoting physical and mental health, assisting in securing and maintaining housing, and by working with Veterans to achieve increased community integration.
The Minneapolis VA Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) is one of 17 VA centers nationally, aimed at ending homelessness among Veterans.
How does one live “financially well”?
To live financially well, you must:
- learn the difference between a “need” and a “want” and qualify each purchase prior to making it. Make “want” purchases rarely, if ever
- live within (or, better yet, below) your means
- start, and make monthly contributions to, an emergency fund (no withdraws!)
- reduce your spending if your income drops (goal: continue to save); increase your savings if your income increases (goal: do not increase spending)
- view your savings as fuel; the more you have, the more likely you are to live a “financially well” life