Operation Sacred Trust
In America, those are two words that should never go together. Yet for tens of thousands of men and women who have borne the battle, homelessness is their daily reality. Many, many more are one crisis away from losing housing and the most basic requirements for stable lives.
In the fall of 2011, under the leadership of Carrfour Supportive Housing, Florida's largest nonprofit developer of supportive housing, Operation Sacred Trust ("OST") was launched out of a commitment to end and prevent homelessness for Veterans and their loved ones in south Florida. From its inception, the initiative has been funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program ("SSVF").
In less than four years, OST has helped end and prevent homelessness for more than 4,500 Veterans and their family members in Broward and Miami-Dade counties and has been credited with ending chronic homelessness for Veterans in distressed neighborhoods where many once thought there was little hope.
Through a unique collaboration that includes Carrfour, PAIRS Foundation, a global leader in relationships skills training that has helped thousands of Veterans strengthen families, friendships and often life saving social support networks, and Henderson Behavioral Health, one of nation's oldest and most respected mental health agencies, OST has created cost-effective, holistic service delivery models for ensuring America truly honors our sacred trust with those who have offered their lives to protect our own.
If you or someone you know is a low-income Veteran facing or experiencing homelessness in Miami-Dade or Broward counties, call OST for immediate help at (855) 778-3411 x816 or text VETERAN to 67076.
If you are one of hundreds of millions of Americans whose lives have been blessed by the selfless service, sacrifice and dedication of America's Veterans, please join us in standing with these brave men and women during their time of greatest need.
Ending homelessness for America's Veterans is possible. Our success depends of each of us.