our mission.

Veterans Community Project is dedicated to supporting every man and woman who took the oath for our country. We are determined to make a difference in the lives of homeless Veterans, a task accomplished by the community for the community.

about us.

Veterans Community Project is a 501(c)(3) organization founded by a group of combat veterans in Kansas City, Missouri who resolved to stand in the gaps of a broken system that left too many of their brothers and sisters behind. 


Their solution to provide critical support services is two-fold:


  1. The Veteran Outreach Center: A walk-in center to serve as a one-stop-shop for every type of veteran facing every type of problem. Regardless of time in service, discharge status, or any other traditional qualifier, VCP is ready to help. Our staff assists Veterans with navigating the VA and their benefits, identification services, mental and physical health referrals, financial counseling, and employment supports among other services. In addition, Veterans can receive hygiene kits and utilize a food pantry. All services are free of charge – all that we care about is whether you’ve ever taken the oath to defend the Constitution.

  2.  VCP Village: Built by Veterans for Veterans, VCP Village is a specialized community of tiny homes combined with wrap-around, onsite services to get homeless Veterans off the street and transition them to permanent housing. In contrast to traditional homeless services, a tiny home provides the Veteran with privacy, a sense of security, and the ability to reintegrate at a comfortable pace. Veteran services are facilitated through an onsite community center that provides the Veterans with mentoring, case management, counseling, and linkage to other programs and services.


national expansion. 


VCP has a long-term goal of eliminating Veteran homelessness nationwide. Using Kansas City as the blueprint for achieving similar successes in cities across the United States, Veterans Community Project has officially begun its expansion with the mission of serving 8 communities by 2022. Our first satellite location: Longmont, Colorado.


If you are interested in starting a working group to bring VCP to your community, we’d love to hear from you. Please send an email to info@veteranscommunityproject.org



Matt Bonnot

Chief Operations Officer

Angela Gum

Chief Financial Officer

Ben Hendershot

Vice President of National Construction


Jason Kander

President of National Expansion

Sara Loar

Vice President of National Development

Bryan Meyer

Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder

Brandonn Mixon

Chief Projects Officer and Co-Founder

Reid Samuel

Donor Relations and Data Analyst


Chief Canine Officer

Kelly Seward

Director of Communications

Brittney Schmitz

Executive Assistant 

Vanessa Van Goethem - Piela

Chief Development Officer

kansas city.

Chris Admire

Executive Director

Matt Burasco

Operations Associate

Colleen Curtin

Case Manager

Jamie Dohlman

Veteran Resource Coordinator

Shawnna Edwards

Veteran Support Coordinator

Aspen Hawkins

Community Engagement Coordinator

Vincent Morales

Community Resources Coordinator and Co-Founder

Michele Orpin

Director of Development 

Shana Powers

Case Manager

Joan Slawson

Veteran Support Coordinator

Wes Williams

Director of Veteran Support Services


Sean Anderson

Director of Veteran Support Services

Paul Melroy

Executive Director 

Liz Mueller

Director of Development

Mark Solomon


Veterans Community Project
8900 Troost Avenue
Kansas City, MO  64131

© 2019 by Veterans Community Project

Veterans Community Project is a registered 501(c)(3) charitable organization.