VMC Nationally Recognized

NCHV Winners

VMC Nationally Recognized for Efforts to End Veteran Homelessness

WASHINGTON, DC - We're proud to announce that we were selected - along with our friends from Project HOME and Impact Services Corporation - as winners for Outstanding Members at the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans Conference

It was with pride that we could accept this honor and represent those involved in our ongoing success! Thank you for helping us to end veteran homelessness in Philadelphia... We will continue this battle every day throughout the region.

Women Veterans Center Profile!

PHILADELPHIA, PA – Philadelphia Citizen profile on our Women Veterans Center!


“Women make up the fastest growing population of vets; post-9/11, their numbers have become the highest in American history. One percent of the population are veterans; 10 percent of that one percent are women.


“A defined ‘separate’ space is incredibly important as some women veterans may not otherwise seek the help they need or feel comfortable opening up in a male-dominated setting,” says Lincoln Strehle, Deputy Executive Director of the Veterans Multi-Service Center. “VMC was determined to break down that barrier, and the Women Veterans Center was established for all women veterans to come and seek the services they truly deserve in a comfortable setting.” 


Some of that is out of emotional need: 1 in 6 female vets report being sexually assaulted during their service, and many suffer from PTSD. For them, male-dominated vet centers can be more traumatizing than comforting. But the WVC—which accommodates veterans and their families from Korea to post-9-11—is also about empowerment.


Women veterans are underrecognized—and when they are they are often represented as downtrodden women whom society should feel bad for because they have been sexually assaulted. The truth is that the number of women serving in the military is growing and they are now working in jobs within the military where they weren’t previously allowed, such as on the front line in combat roles. WVC is creating a “space where women can thrive,” says Anna Stormer, Coordinator of the WVC.


See the full profile by Philadelphia Citizen here and find out more about our Women Veterans Center


Students' Creative Solution for Vets


PHILADELPHIA, PA - Students from NEHS #RewriteTheCardboard!

Shout out to the amazing students at Northeast High School for joining us to “Rewrite The Cardboard”!


In an effort to reduce food waste, this team of students is participating in The Aspen Challenge. They have collected perishable and non-perishable foods that otherwise would be thrown away and donated them to our kitchen!


Monday through Friday we serve breakfast AND lunch to local Veterans and donations like these are incredible. We are grateful to be part of this creative initiative. Way to go NEHS Meraki Vikings!


(Sign reads: "We are Team Meraki. We reduce food waste and donate food with love, passion, and purpose to #RewriteTheCardboard")


**UPDATE: Team Meraki won their competition in Philadelphia and are going on to compete this summer in Aspen, Colorado before influential leaders like Bill Gates! Congrats Team Meraki! We can't wait to see what's next!**

South Jersey Benefits Clinic


MILLVILLE, NJ - We are grateful to have had the opportunity to serve 54 Veteran households - including 32 households with new claims and many others with utility, heating, and other assistance!


 "This is a semi-annual event that we are able to provide here at our location," said Ryan McGoldrick, program manager, serving Southern New Jersey and Delaware, for Veterans Multi-Service Center. "It's by the generosity of our VA partners who are able to come here on site, and that's something that really is hard to come by in southern New Jersey—finding those VA representatives to be able to talk to them one on one, and get service at the point of contact, [which] can be challenging here."


 See more of this SNJ Today Article here

Reaching our Goal in Delaware!

DOVER, DE - Today, Vice President Biden, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro, Delaware Governor Jack Markell have announced the END of Veteran Homelessness in Delaware! VMC is proud to be part of the announcement of this historic milestone and to continue this important work throughout the region.



What better way to celebrate Veterans Day?!




Read more:

From the Delaware News Journal: Michelle Obama Highlights Dover's Work for Homeless and Officials celebrate 'effective end' to veteran homelessness

Anonymous - Philadelphia, PA

"I am the wife of a Viet Nam Veteran. My husband started going to PVMSEC 10 years ago for help. No mere words could ever express how much his life and in turn our family life has changed for the better in those years. I am and always will be grateful for the wonderful care he has received at the Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service Center & Education Center."


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