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 vets. In Illinois the VA states there are 19,943 homeless veterans for which the VA supplies 158 beds.
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.
Donate to the Veterans Program
If you would like to get involved with NLEC’s Veterans Program, you can call 1-800-228-5284.