Alaska Veterans Foundation
Veterans and/or their Families [Homeless or at-risk of Homelessness] –Permanent Supportive Housing
Contact: (907) 720-1662
Service Area: AK
Serving: Veterans [Homeless or ‘at-risk’ of Homelessness] and/or their Families
VetVillageAK is a cooperative community based on the "Housing First" Model. This is permanent, supportive housing for Veterans, some with families. Residents are required to contribute to their housing cost, most required to work at jobs provided by our partners, or attend classes, while those unable to work offsite will be provided employment at the Village. Accommodation and encouragement to reintegrate and to overcome substance abuse issues are all part of the program. Three meals a day are provided, with the kitchen being one of the sources of onsite employment. Our commercial nursery, greenhouse, and village maintenance of property and equipment also provides jobs. In addition, several businesses have agreed to locate on site. Self-sufficiency, self-reliance, and the atmosphere of a permanent community with Veteran camaraderie are our goals.