We go out to the people on the streets, behind alley ways, at gas stations, and simply ask them if they’re okay. We present empathy and don’t stop there. As advocates, we work with the person seeking the help and the service provider, acting more like a liaison between the two parties. Those on the streets have become our friends, and we will fight for them even when the service providers won’t. We become their voice of reason and assist them and the service provider to find solutions that will best meet the needs of those seeking help. We meet people where they are. Not where they were or how people think they are or should be treated. Helping someone who is homeless is not an easy task, but it can be done when people work together. Help be a part of this collaboration: city, county, nonprofit government agencies, and advocates.
100% of community funds go back to our clients.
Receiving in-kind and monetary donations allows CMP to provide the following items to male and female veterans in need:
- 200+ pairs of socks (new)
- 200+ units of underwear (new)
- 50+ sweat shirts (new or slightly used)
- 50+ jackets (new or slightly used)
- 50+ blankets (new)
- 50+ bras (new)
- 100+ pairs of shoes (athletic, dress, and casual) – new or slightly used
- 50+ shorts and pajama bottoms (new)
- $100s in gift/gas cards
- 200+ hygiene items (soap, shampoo, deodorant, laundry soap, tooth brushes, etc)
- 200+ units of makeup (new)
- 50+ pairs of sunglasses (new)
- 4 vehicles gifted to 4 homeless veterans. With these vehicles they were able to go to appointments and eventually find housing. All veterans are now in housing and are service connected.
- Financially assisted one veteran to remove car from impound lot, allowing him to get back to work and eventually get housing on his own.
- Financially assisted one veteran to replace his vehicle after he was involved in a car accident.
- Multiple trips to the VA Community Resource and Referral Centers (CRRC) and provided advocacy to make sure the veteran saw a case manager and started the service claim and housing process.
- Multiple resumes and job leads for veterans and youth.
For foster youth, we were able to do the following: CMP was able to have a table at a local resource fair for youth residing under state care. At this event, CMP served 50+ foster youth with school supplies and hygiene kits.
Past Veteran Events
The following images are only some of Veterans we have helped to provide interview attire, bus passes, resumes, etc.
The majority of the veterans we serve are between ages 25 – 78.