Mission United helps homeless veterans get back on their feet, working to end homelessness among veterans through a network of programs, training, outreach and support services.

The Issue

As of the 2017 HUD Point in Time Count, the number of homeless veterans has been reduced to fewer than 1,000. While 80 percent of these veterans qualify for supportive services, only 32 percent gain access to services without the assistance of a support organization.

United Way's Role

United Way works with multiple nonprofit partners to provide services to assist vets in getting back on their feet. Efforts include peer outreach, intensive case management, supportive housing, financial coaching, job training and connections to employment.

The Results

In 2017, United Way helped house more than 500 veterans and connected over 130 veterans with full- time employment. Additionally, Mission United was instrumental in reducing the number of homeless veterans in Greater Atlanta from 21 percent to 9 percent of the homeless population.

Mission United Success Story: Wayne Phillips

Wayne Phillips spent three years living in shelters and on the streets. The United States Navy veteran, who did tours…

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Mission United Success Story: Ron Noel

Ronald Noel is a believer that everything in life is a choice. Looking at Ron now, you wouldn’t know that…

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Veterans have our backs. Let’s have theirs.

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