Spin For A Veteran is raising funds for the Homes For Heroes Foundation which was developed in response to the growing number of military veterans who have returned to civilian life and now face crisis. It is estimated that for approximately 25% of Canadian Armed Forces members, the process of being released from their military career back into their community can be stressful and complex. The transition process can affect many facets of their life and may impact an individual personally, psychologically, socially, financially, and professionally. Homes For Heroes will assist veterans, whose challenges have caused them to be homeless, progress towards a stable and secure life by providing housing and a robust support system, fundamental components of stability and dignity.
Homes For Heroes has partnered with local social agencies that will sponsor veterans into the Homes For Heroes communities.
The Homes For Heroes Foundation realizes a structured, yet nurturing environment is required to ensure positive development for veterans.
As an existing resident transitions from a Homes For Heroes community back into civilian life, it is expected a new resident will take their place in the program.
Located in southeast Calgary, the village features 15 tiny homes, a resource centre, counsellor’s office, family suite, and community gardens. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny home provides veterans with privacy, a sense of security, peer-to-peer support, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services are facilitated on-site, directed by The Mustard Seed and supported by Veterans Affairs Canada, providing residents with mentoring, case management, counselling, and linkages to other programs and services.