Giving Back to Homeless Veterans

Veterans on the Rise (VOTR) is a 501 c (3) non-profit corporation dedicated to providing a system of care for homeless veterans in the greater Washington, D.C. area. VOTR was launched in 1999 by three veterans who saw a problem that wasn’t being addressed and wanted to take action to make a positive impact within the community. They used their own personal funds and resources to open up a house where homeless veterans could be welcomed with shelter and amenities. 

In time, VOTR expanded and broadened its services to provide additional housing and holistic support for homeless veterans and those transitioning out of military service. The holistic support consists of medical support through the VA Medical Center, therapeutic and rehabilitative services, individual professional counseling, training in life skills and financial management, assistance in finding job training and employment opportunities, and help in finding alternative safe and affordable housing when they are discharged from VOTR. Each year, VOTR serves more than 150 homeless veterans and nearly 70% of those served go on to find improved and stable housing after they've been discharged from VOTR programs.

VOTR has spent the last 20 years working to improve the quality of life for veterans and giving them a leg up in life when there was nowhere else to turn, but over the last two decades VOTR has operated with the same facilities since the beginning. VOTR is asking for help on raising funds for improving their facilities. Most of the funding will go towards refurbishing the VOTR kitchen, which is used to provide meals for the many individuals involved in the programs that VOTR offers. Improving their facilities will allow VOTR to continue helping and improving the lives of homeless veterans as the organization continues to expand.

45824792_1582906373518382_r.jpeg(Proposed design for the kitchen)

For more information about VOTR visit:

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  • Tamara Alston 
    • $300 
    • 1 mo
  • Mark Vinson 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • David Kurtz 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • chris matlon 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Jordanna Matlon 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
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Marshall Child 
Washington, DC
Veterans on the Rise, Inc 
Registered nonprofit
Donations are 100% tax deductible.
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