There are approximately 1.7 million Veterans who are considered to be at risk of homelessness due to poverty, lack of support networks, and dismal living conditions in overcrowded or substandard housing. Approximately 11% of the adult homeless populations are Veterans, and about 10% of homeless Veterans are female.
It is estimated that 80% of homeless Veterans suffer from mental health challenges, substance abuse, and/or PTSD. Without support and treatment regaining their lives becomes more and more difficult.
No Veteran should ever be homeless!
One homeless Veteran is one too many!
The Mary T. Klinker Veteran Resource Center’s mission is to restore hope to Veterans who have become lost in life. Through financial assistance, peer support, and the facilitation of a Veteran-centered approach to healing, we will leave no Veteran behind!
Services & Programs
The future is looking promising as the Mary T. Klinker Veteran Resource Center continues to grow to fulfill our Veterans’ unmet needs! This is just a sample of services we provide:
Limited Financial Assistance
We help provide financial help to prevent homelessness or secure safe housing. This may involve utility payments, resolving rent arrearages, transportation to employment, and other aid crucial to stability.
We assist with housing stability plans, referrals to resources, application for grants, mental health interventions, peer-to-peer support, and employment referrals.
Widows Sons Ride for Mary T. Klinker
August 14, Registration Starts 9:30 am; Kickstands up 11:30 am (2021)
Goodstock: Operation Restoring Hope Music Festival
August 14, (All times CST) 1:00 pm Gates Open; 2:30 pm Opening Ceremonies (2021)
Goodstock: Flag Escort Ride
August 14, (Times in CST) Registration 7:00 am; Kickstands up 9:00 am; Goodstock 1:15 pm (2021)
Vets Appreciation Day Poker Run
August 21, 11 AM - 1 PM Check-ins for Participants; 2 - 4 PM Prize & Award Celebration (2021)