Home of the Brave Vision Statement
Be recognized as the premier transitional housing facility for male and female veterans, of all military services, in the State of Delaware. Develop programs that serve veterans in their journey towards permanent housing. Continue as a non-profit organization while exploring ways to reduce the Home of the Brave’s reliance on government funding.
Home of the Brave Mission Statement
The mission of the Home of the Brave is to reduce homelessness among our Military Veteran population. In addition to providing transitional housing, food and security, we assist with employment, counseling services, access to healthcare, transportation and locating affordable housing. It is our goal to help our veterans successfully transition into permanent housing and personal independence.
Photo courtesy Robert Mitchell
Eight Vietnam combat veterans came together in 1992, over the concern of an increasing number of veterans becoming homeless and the lack of housing and resources. The original eight each contributed $1 to start the bank account to purchase a home. In 1994 the first Home of the Brave facility was opened with 4 beds. In 1996 the current farm house with 15 beds was opened with the majority of funding provided by a grant from the Federal Department of Veterans Affairs.