VCP Campus - St. Louis.
Renderings for VCP Campus - St. Louis, located on Aldine Ave between N Spring Ave and N Grand Ave (63113)
Located on a 5-acre property in the heart of the Jeff Vander Lou neighborhood, the Veterans Community Project campus includes a village of tiny houses for Veterans experiencing homelessness and a Veterans Outreach Center to provide walk-in support services for any Veteran in the St. Louis metro area.
VCP Village is a specialized community of 50 tiny homes with on-site, wraparound support services designed to equip Veterans with the tools needed to return to a stable, prosperous, independent life.
Each tiny house provides everything a Veteran needs to live with dignity and security; new furniture, appliances, housewares, bedding, personal items, and utilities - all free of charge. The homes offers sanctuary and the emotional space needed for each Veteran and VCP’s specially-trained team to thoroughly address the underlying causes of his or her homelessness.
With the support of their case managers and battle buddies, Veterans work to achieve incremental, lasting results in the areas of health and wellness, income stability, education and training, fiscal understanding, and the development of a personal support network. Once the Veteran’s individual goals are met, VCP assists him or her in securing a permanent housing solution and transitioning to a new life.
The Veterans Outreach Center
Located on Grand Ave, the Veterans Outreach Center is a “one-stop” shop for any Veteran requiring support services such as emergency rent and utility assistance, food and hygiene kits, employment supports, military documentation and benefits navigation, and case management.
The project is modeled after VCP’s Kansas City model which has already served more than 4,100 at-risk Veterans and successfully transitioned more than 40 formerly homeless Veterans into permanent housing since its opening in 2018.
On Friday, October 16, 2020, VCP officially dedicated land for VCP Village in St. Louis, Missouri.
Special thanks to speakers Governor Mike Parson, Senator Jamilah Nasheed, St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas, Senator Jill Schupp, and Dr. Amanda Andrade as well as elected officials from St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri who helped us celebrate this milestone event.