Supporting Veterans in Colo Springs

$550 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 46 months

Veterans Support Solutions, L3c (VSS) is a "Low Profit, Limited Liability" social impact organization located in Colorado Springs, Colorado.  VSS has expertise in a wide range of Veteran career planning services (since 2001) and is now working to address the emergency & transitional housing challenges faced by a growing Veteran market initially in the El Paso County Region and  Colorado Springs Metro market areas.  

Veterans Support Solutions :
  VSS's mission is to enhance the quality of life for Veterans and their families through creative support services, responsive career planning, and participating in and collaborating with local community agencies for the benefit of uniformed service personnel, their families and survivors – including Active Duty, Reserves, National Guard and Retirees.  Our services will exceed the expectations of our clients.  To achieve sustainable growth through building creditability, loyalty and trust from our client base while providing deliverables to our shareholders.

Working with our Business Partner company, Ensemble Ventures, LLC (a 17 year old business development company also located in Colorado Springs), that is owned and operated by Mike Schmidt, (a VSS co-founder), we will be working on a number of online-based support solutions for our VSS Track and AsixPoint Lodging Solutions, as well as developing innovative VSS Villages or Tiny Home Cluster communities specifically designed to address the needs of homeless Veterans and their families.

Short & Long Term Objectives:

The key to success is to provide a needed service to Veterans, while providing a flexible means of compensation.  We will coach, mentor and provide resources of different venues for successful career planning and VA entitlement options with today’s economic challenges.

 The short term objectives for the first year of operation include:

1. To establish and gro the VSS “Go to Center” for Veterans who are in need of assistance, job opportunities, education, housing, and other “Transition Services”.  This is being accomplished through the creation of a "Veteran Support Center" or VSC at the Suri Ridge Coffee House in Colorado Springs, CO to create a meetup spot for Veterans to meet with other Veterans and to identify various support sources and be connected to local resources.

2. Help to Address the problems of Veteran Homelessness in El Paso County through the AxisPoint Lodging Program, and through the development and support of Long Term Sustainable Housing Solutions, (Like the VSS Villages approach utilizing the Tiny Home CLUSTER Communities model being developed by Ensemble Ventures).

3. To work with local aid agencies in El Paso County, (Like the RMHS – Rocky Mountain Human Services, Homefront Cares, and other Veteran Support providers.

4. To set-up and fund our Social Benefit Programs through Public Donations, PRI Grants from Non-Profit Agencies, and Fund Raising Events and Activities
The long term objectives for the first three to five years of operation include:

1. To create a social-impact and service-based company whose primary goal is to exceed customers’ expectations and run efficiently like a for-profit business, but operate as a "Low Profit Limited Liability Company" or L3c to achieve social impact goals.

3. To increase the number of Veterans served by 20% per year through superior performance and word-of-mouth referrals.

4. To develop business relationships within local and regional military bases.  To be invited as a transitional speaker for Veterans transitioning into the civilian market.

5. To develop a sustainable start-up company that can survive from its cash flow and be able to make lasting investments in and manage various projects and assets that can have an impact in supporting our local Veterans and to establish a series of best of breed process and to support for other Veteran assistance organizations nationwide.

 FAQ's -

 Updates to FAQ's to follow soon!
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2017 Local county updates Land Use Codes - this is an awesome start (and a long way to go) to providing tiny alternatives and cost effective living for homeless Veterans. The conversation is in the pipeline - couldn't be happier. We are moving forward in resolving the shortage in the housing market. Great steps underway.

Link to county update coming soon!
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2017 National Jamboree Event / Tiny House Festival - supports the tiny house movement. These events capture and support the Tiny Veteran Village Model we have been promoting to end Veteran Homelessness. It paves the way to alternative solutions in getting Veterans off the streets. Great concept and cost effective if following our village model.

See link below for details:

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2017 Women's Retreat - was a great success in supporting women Veterans. This program allows for a positive stress free weekend to recharge from the everyday fight or flight of survival.

See link below:
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2017 News Story - supported 6 local homeless Veterans by providing the basic needs for housing, employment, improving health, and living a daily life style in a positive manner.

One by one we are reducing the footprint of homeless Veterans in the local area with the support of local community agencies who have the same passion of providing a better choice to quality living for Veterans.

Our mission couldn't happen without people like the support of the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association (CVMA) who provides valuable opportunities for our Veterans.
CVMA Honoring Local Veterans
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$550 of $250,000 goal

Raised by 6 people in 46 months
Created May 19, 2014
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Tom Brovarone
29 months ago

Hope all is well Tami. New shop looks great.

31 months ago
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