Mission: Charlotte Bridge Home helps Charlotte veterans successfully transition home after military service by identifying their education, employment and healthcare needs and connecting them to available community, state and federal resources.
After the regimen and sacrifice of military duty, the transition to civilian life can be challenging as veterans recover from wounds, pursue further education, seek employment. Charlotte Bridge Home will serve as an entry point for returning veterans who don’t know where to turn to access support and services.
Because veterans return home and not to federal agencies or bureaucracies, local communities must reach out and actively assist in the reintegration process along with federal agencies such as the Veterans Administration.
The transition from military to civilian status is often challenging for our nation’s wounded, ill and injured service members and their families who are confronted with pressing issues of navigating medical care and federal benefits, as well as basic needs of housing, employment and education. Present, too, is the overarching challenge of trying to establish not just a new place of residence, but a home – of laying down roots and integrating into a community. It can be overwhelming for families recently separated from the structure and support of the military to reenter civilian life.
Charlotte has the opportunity and privilege to help bring our nation’s warriors and their families home with the same energy and commitment that our veterans have displayed in serving our nation. In so doing, Charlotte will serve as a leader to inform other communities who wish to create more welcoming and livable communities for returning veterans and their families.
The result: veterans and their families are able to successfully pursue their dreams of building a healthy and productive life in the Charlotte region. Our community benefits from their leadership and commitment; the drain on community resources is reduced.
Board & Staff