Veterans Come Home Program | Springfield, Mo

donate buttonIn response to the growing number of homeless veterans in Missouri and under the Stuart McKinney-Vento Act, New Life Evangelistic Center (NLEC) was given the old Social Security Building at 806 North Jefferson Ave, in order to assist homeless veterans in Springfield, MO, and surrounding areas.

Beginning in 2008, NLEC will be launching the “Veterans Come Home Program” in Springfield, MO. The services of the “Veterans Come Home Program” day program are: homeless prevention, meals, showers, clothing, counseling, leadership and job training, transportation, financial aid, educational classes, and a drop-in day center.  

NLEC recognizes that every individual is unique and as such, deserves to be treated as an individual throughout participation in services.  Case plans are developed according to the strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences of each individual participating veteran.  

Program’s Objectives

The New Life Evangelistic Center’s Veterans Program will work to enable clients to become self-sufficient. Progress toward this goal is to be measured and realized by the resident’s accomplishment of objectives designed to transition clients from dependence to independence.

  • Provide case management services
  • Provide intervention during a crisis (i.e. joblessness, substance abuse, malnutrition, medication, etc.) in order to prevent the problem from escalating.
  • Provide participating veterans access to a broad range of information and clarity on services and benefits.
  • Develop individualized case plans to address participant’s strengths, needs, abilities, and preferences. Help guide participants through implementing those plans and accessing services.
  • Help participating veterans with a history of substance and alcohol maintain sobriety through ongoing involvement with NA/AA/CA and/or other support groups; also through in-house treatment with affiliated treatment programs.
  • Encourage veterans to participate in established educational, vocational, and nutritional programs offered.
  • Guide participants toward financial stability through employment, following a budget plan and established savings.
  • Teach participants home management
  • Help participants to establish or re-establish dignity and respect for life as they progress toward self-sufficiency.

Program’s Services

  • Hot meals or sandwiches
  • Showers 
  • Blankets
  • Hygiene Products
  • Clothing
  • Food
  • Spiritual Uplifting
  • Transportation
  • Job Training
  • Educational Classes
  • Laundry Access
  • Support Groups

Information on homeless veterans


Staff of the Veterans Coming Home Center

The front of the Veterans Coming Home Center.