We walk beside our clients to...ensure they’re in a position for success.
-Dustin Bystrom, MACV Employment Services Manager
The mission of Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) is to end Veteran homelessness in Minnesota. We believe that no one who served should be homeless. We reach more than 3,000 people per year and have served over 1,500 Veterans so far in 2020.
MACV offers legal services, employment services, and housing assistance to help Veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. Over the past year, we have found long-term housing for more than 100 Veterans and responded to a greater need for transportation, housing, and food assistance. Reaching out to Veterans on the street has taken on a new urgency in the wake of COVID-19, causing MACV to establish a cutting-edge shelter program through partnerships with hotels and other creative shelter providers.
We are working to find housing for homeless Veterans and anticipate long-term impacts on the housing stability of low-income Veterans across Minnesota in the coming months. Any help you can provide with grants or donations would be a great service. Last year's donations provided so much help!
Right now, 264 Veterans are waiting for a place to call home. We need your support as we help these Veterans find their way back to the lives they deserve.
MACV remains dedicated to its mission to end Veteran homelessness in Minnesota. Over the last ten years we have witnessed a 56% decline in Veteran homelessness in Minnesota, with over half of the state’s counties declaring that all of their Veterans have a place to sleep tonight. We envision a day when every Veteran in Minnesota has access to services and supports to avoid homelessness and live a stable life fueled by integrity and hope. We know our goal is within reach, and ask: do you want to be part of the solution as we close the gap?