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National Veterans Homeless Support

NVHS: ending veteran homelessness in Central Florida via street outreach, transitional housing, and homelessness prevention.

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National Veterans Homeless Support, Inc. (NVHS) is a 501(c)3 tax exempt organization that was founded in 2008 by George Taylor Sr. and his friends who were passionate about helping homeless veterans in their community. Their mission is to eliminate homelessness among veterans in Central Florida by providing street outreach, housing assistance, and transitional housing facilities.

NVHS has two primary programs that assist homeless and at-risk of homelessness veterans and their families:

  • Search and Rescue: NVHS proactively locates homeless veterans, provides them with basic needs, and connects them with housing, employment, and benefit assistance providers. NVHS also secures or provides funding for immediately at-risk of homelessness veteran families to pay overdue housing debts to keep them housed. This program aims to prevent new cases of veteran homelessness and rapidly re-house those who are already homeless.
  • Transitional Housing: NVHS operates transitional housing facilities for homeless veterans in Brevard County with capacity to house 17 clients at one time.

NVHS has made a remarkable impact on reducing veteran homelessness in Brevard County. According to the Bi-Annual Point in Time Count, the homeless veteran population has decreased from 1,800 in 2008 to less than 200 in 2023, an amazing 90% reduction! NVHS strives to reach mission complete by housing all the homeless veterans and preventing the at-risk veterans from losing their homes. Over 350 veterans and their family members are assisted on average annually between the two programs.

NVHS is also committed to being fiscally responsible and transparent. They have a continuous Gold Star rating on GuideStar, and 4 of 4 Stars rating with Charity Navigator for their fiscal responsibility and transparency.

Brevard County, FL
Small organization
A 501(c)(3) nonprofit, EIN 35-2330290