TruBar Foundation

TruBar Foundation is an exempt organization as described in Section 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code.

Vision: A world where every Veteran has a decent place to live.

Mission statement: Seeking to put a Nation’s gratitude into action, TruBar Foundation brings people together to provide homes and hope to those that have served our Nation.

DEMOGRAPHICS OF HOMELESS VETERANS
• 11% of the homeless adult population are veterans
• 20% of the male homeless population are veterans
• 68% reside in principal cities
• 32% reside in suburban/rural areas
• 51% of individual homeless veterans have disabilities
• 50% have serious mental illness
• 70% have substance abuse problems
• 57% are white males, compared to 38% of non-veterans
• 50% are age 51 or older, compared to 19% non-veterans

Veterans are 50% more likely to become homeless than other Americans due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing.

About 1.5 million veterans are considered at-risk of homelessness. At risk is defined as being below the poverty level and paying more than 50% of household income on rent. It also includes households with a member who has a disability, a person living alone, and those who are not in the labor force.

Research shows that the greatest risk factors for homelessness are lack of support and social isolation after discharge. Veterans have low marriage rates and high divorce rates; and, currently, 1 in 5 veterans is living alone. Social networks are particularly important for those who have a crisis or need temporary help. Without this assistance, they are at high risk for homelessness.
Nearly half a million (467,877) veterans are severely rent burdened and paying more than 50% of their income for rent. More than half (55%) of veterans with severe housing cost burden fell below the poverty level and 43% receive food stamps.

Approximately 45% of the 1.6 million veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan are seeking disability compensation. The average wait to get a disability claim processed is now eight months. Payments range from $127/month for a 10% disability to $2,769 for a full disability
  • Colleen Pilliod 
    • $70 
    • 40 mos
  • Cathy Cade 
    • $385 
    • 40 mos
  • Diane Ringer 
    • $85 
    • 40 mos
  • Linda Cyr 
    • $240 
    • 40 mos
  • Ali SAyed 
    • $120 
    • 40 mos
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Organizer

Jeff Riedel 
Organizer
Wareham, MA
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