NLEC is providing Help to our Veterans
The Department of Veterans Affairs reports that in Missouri there are presently 13,549 homeless veterans for which the VA is only able to provide 96 beds. In Illinois the VA states there are 19,943 homeless veterans for which the VA supplies 158 beds.
Springfield, MO Center
In response to the growing number of homeless veterans in Missouri and under the Stuart McKinney-Vento Act, NLEC was granted the old Social Security Building at 806 N. Jefferson Ave, in Springfield in order to assist homeless veterans in Springfield and the surrounding areas. In 2008, NLEC launched the Veterans Come Home Program.
Venice, IL Center
New Life Evangelistic Center’s new homeless shelter and community center at 1040 College Road, Venice, Illinois is also known as the Charles W. Spratt Jr. Community Center. Inside the shelter there will be a room called The Goat Locker, a new veterans lounge, which will be a place for vets to hang out and encourage and support one another. The lounge’s design and structure is inspired by the Chief Petty Officer Mess on USN ships. Snacks, coffee, TV, couches, tables and a non-intrusive host will be available. Pastor David Hale will serve as senior ranking officer as a retired Chief Petty Officer with 24 years of service and most of the same medals and experiences as members
Read more about the Charles W. Spratt Jr. Community Center in NEW LIFE IN ACTION-ILLINOIS EDITION.
For more information about this shelter and how you can help the hurting and homeless visit the Charles W. Spratt Jr. Community Center page!
Opportunities at 1411 Locust in St. Louis, MO
Homeless veterans with a DD-214 or VA medical card may apply for up to 90 days of transitional housing. Room and board provided. Evaluations every 30 days review budget, housing decisions, and whether member is staying clean and dependably showing up for shifts.
Visit the pages below for more information on our Men’s and Women’s training programs.
Donate to the Veterans Program
If you would like to get involved with NLEC’s Veterans Program, you can call 1-800-228-5284.