FIRST STOP VETERANS EMPOWERMENT CENTER
A cornerstone of the Village of Valor is the First Stop Empowerment Center which provides an extensive service package which is available to all residents.
Stand Down, an initiative of Faith, Hope, Love, Charity, Inc. (FHLC), will be the lead service provider at the Village of Valor. Stand Down has provided services for Palm Beach County Veterans since 1994.
This one-stop resource center will assist Veterans/residents, and their families by providing emergency financial aid, VA/SSA benefit information, employment assistance, job referrals and more.
Vocational training is an important element of the service program and traditional classroom space with modern technology will be provided onsite. It is anticipated that graduates from the Vocational Training Program will staff the facilities, ground maintenance, and security services on the campus. Other job opportunities will be provided through partnerships in the community.
AT EASE PROGRAM
The At Ease program provides Veterans and their families that are displaced or at-risk with the services necessary that will lead to permanent housing and financial sustainability.
Through the At Ease Program, Stand Down aims to improve the housing stability of very low-income Veterans in Palm Beach County.
This program offers Veterans and their families a variety of services from housing and childcare to financial assistance.
This may include:
- Housing counseling services
- Rent and utility payment assistance.
- Relocation and childcare services.
FORWARD MARCH PROGRAM
The Forward March program provides services to assist in reintegrating Veterans into meaningful employment within the labor force. It stimulates the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the complex problems facing our Veterans.
This may include:
- Vocational counseling
- Employment and training services
- Educational assistance
- Healthcare services