Veteran homelessness is unacceptable.

In America, the words “veteran” and “homeless” 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.

Purpose Built Families Foundation’s Operation Sacred Trust (OST) collaboration is a nationally accredited, public-private partnership for homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing. Fundamental to the approach of OST is attention to factors that create, contribute to, and address problems in living as reflected by challenges to housing stability for low-income Veteran families.

Since 2011, Operation Sacred Trust, OST, has led the way preventing and ending homelessness for Veteran families in Broward and Miami-Dade County, helping reduce homelessness among our community’s former servicemen and women by nearly 50%.

From inception, OST has been a collaboration of visionary social service leaders from diverse agencies and organizations working together towards a common commitment: Ending Veteran Homelessness. Today, with grant funding and guidance from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (“SSVF”), OST operations are led by seasoned professionals from nonprofits Purpose Built Families Foundation and Carrfour Supportive Housing with active support from the University of Miami’s School of Law, local Continuums of Care, and scores of community partners.

World War II Veteran at Operation Sacred Trust
One of America’s last surviving Atomic Vets at Operation Sacred Trust in Pembroke Pines, Florida.

OST has helped end and prevent homelessness for more than 7,500 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 unique collaborations that integrate novel and proven approaches, 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 x857 or text OST 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 on each of us.

Vision

CARF Accredited
CARF Accredited.

Purpose Built Families Foundation’s Operation Sacred Trust (OST) collaboration is a nationally accredited, public-private partnership for homelessness prevention and rapid rehousing. Fundamental to the approach of OST is attention to factors that create, contribute to, and address problems in living as reflected by challenges to housing stability for low-income Veteran families.

The vision of Operation Sacred Trust, funded by the Veterans Administration Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, is to improve very low-income Veteran families’ housing stability. The program provides outreach, case management, and resiliency services and will assist participants to obtain VA benefits and other public benefits, such as: health care services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation services, fiduciary and payee services, legal services, child care services, housing counseling services, temporary financial assistance (including time-limited payments to third parties for rent, utilities, moving expenses, security and utility deposits, transportation, child care and emergency supplies). If you can help provide a safe, affordable room, apartment or home for a Veteran or Veteran family in Broward or Miami-Dade County, please text HOME4VET to 67076. We need your help to help those who have served and sacrificed for each of us.

Call (855) 778-3411 or complete the information below to be in touch.