Worldwide Veterans and Family Services Inc
Our mission is to help our veterans homeless and their families to have a better life
2600 Veterans assisted at the food pantry between 2019 through 2022
Worldwide Veteran and Family Services, Inc. (WVFS) is a 501c3, Tax-Exempt Corporation founded in 2015 by a disabled Veteran, Chaplain Marisa Estrella. Ms. Marisa Estrella was a Chaplain Assistant in the United States Army, With the mission to provide transitional and permanent housing for Homeless Veteran- Individuals/Families in the New York Metropolitan Area and specifically Bronx, New York. To enhance each participant’s ability to become independent thereby breaking of homeless and poverty among veterans. As well we provide them support in Medical assistance, mental health care, food, clothes, uniforms and school supplies, job training, education, help in crisis situations, and transportation.
Transitional or Permanent Housing for Veterans Homeless or in risk to become one
Worldwide Veterans and Family Services Inc., provides transitional and/or permanent housing for Homeless Veteran- Individuals/Families in the New York Metropolitan Area and specifically Bronx, New York. To enhance each participant’s ability to become independent thereby breaking of homeless and poverty among veterans. Currently, we have a project for Affordable Housing for our veterans (see our project section)
Affordable Housing for Veterans
Worldwide Veterans and Family Services, Inc. (WVFS)., proposes to provide transitional housing and permanent housing for veterans homeless and their families, located at the newly constructed properties and will affordable rental apartments, in Bronx, NY. The facilities will provide and support transitional and permanent housing needs for veterans homeless in our community. We also provide a varied array of supportive services that will assist our client in obtaining long term self-sufficiency.
Worldwide Veterans and Family Services, Inc. (WVFS) Supportive Services addressed are Rental Assistance and the completion of the Individual Service Plan (ISP). The ISP will trigger the need for supportive services preparation for each participant. Supportive services include Life Domains ▪ Housing ▪ Education ▪ Employment ▪ Family ▪ Social ▪ Health/Medical ▪ Safety ▪ Daily living ▪ Emotional Behavior ▪ Spiritual ▪ Transportation ▪ Cultural/language. In addition to addressing the Life Domains services will include: ▪ Free Training ▪ Residential/apartment placement and real estate referrals. This allows potential renters to access housing in the open market ▪ excellent follow-up system on each prospective permanent housing referral ▪ Housing placement opportunities. ▪ Substance Abuse Services ▪ 24/7 hour emergency phone access ▪ Internet Service ▪Training to follow each week. ▪ Personal goal setting training ▪ Professional office setting and reputable location in Bronx ▪ 24-hour answering service
Veterans COVID-19 Help
Worldwide Veterans and Family Services Inc is committed to ensuring that our region’s most vulnerable families have the support they need to weather the short- and long-term impacts of the coronavirus outbreak.. For this reason, we have designed this program.
With your support, WVFS will be able to assist vulnerable veteran populations, such as seniors, children, and low-income families. The fund will be used for a multitude of efforts to help with recovery, including:
Food distribution to veterans homeless or in a high level of poverty, individuals, or with family.
Availability of veteran’s shelters and veterans seniors/ affordable housing.
Operational funding gaps for health and human service agencies.
Loss of income and access to services for vulnerable veterans populations.
WVFS provide food to 800 to 1000 veterans and their families homeless or in risk to become one, and due to COVID-19 there are much more of them in need to food, clothes, medicines, medical and mental health assistance (about the PTSD of veterans suffer, they are needing this assistance as soon as possible)
To provide veterans and their families emergency and cleaning supplies: Masks and Gloves
To provide delivery food to veterans and disables that have high risk health issues
Food Pantry for Veterans
Worldwide Veterans and Family Services, Inc. in its effort to give support and protection to our veterans, has decided to open a Food Pantry for Veterans in Bronx Area. In this sense, WVFS has received support from Lehman College Bronx NY to develop this project for the benefit of veterans in a high level of poverty.
So Soon, will be announcing date of opening.
Job Training for Veterans
In order to address the gap in skilled employees in a workforce shortage area, Worldwide Veterans and Family Services, Inc. (WVFS), proposes to train veterans who have been unable to obtain employment because of lack of skills or disabilities and develop skill, appropriate workplace behavior and opportunities to join the workplace. This is a benefit to create opportunities to uplift communities for both employers and potential employees. This directly addresses crime, poverty, and contributes to the growth of healthy striving communities.
Worldwide Veterans and Family Services, Inc. (WVFS) wants to create opportunities to educate and empower our veterans. For these reasons, we decided to design a plan to help mitigate the problem with an unskilled workforce. We designed a 12 -week program to prepare our veterans for entry-level jobs.
This program will include: Workplace Attitudes & Behaviors, Writing Resumes/Cover Letters, Filling Out applications, Assessment of Skills, Dress for Success, Mock Interview, Skills Review, Identifying Jobs, linkage with workforce 1, Linkage with temp agencies, Applying for Job Interviews, Coordination with Businesses and City Agencies, Evaluation of Program, Written Personal Statement.