The veterans and their families are at the center of the Charlotte Bridge Home's mission. Everything we do is about supporting them and their plans for their future in our community. Each one of them has a unique and powerful story to tell.
Charlotte Bridge Home connects the dots and provides linkage to multiple local, state and national resources for each case. Through these cases and others we are able to identify gaps in services, as well as issues that require advocacy for needed systemic changes.
A veteran with PTS was referred for assistance from a military contact. He had confidence issues resulting from poor dental work while deployed. He could not afford the expense. A friend of Charlotte Bridge Home reached out and contacted his periodontist who spent several sessions getting the majority of the veteran's gum issues resolved.
When an emergency arose over the holidays, another local practice worked to prepare two crowns so that the veteran could make his job interview the next day!
After an outreach visit to a local rehabilitative non-profit agency, we were contacted by a veteran who needed assistance for employment and back rent issues. He had no transportation and was walking 1 hr + to work and back for minimum wage. Over a 3 month period, Charlotte Bridge Home worked on his resume, sent him to a Job Workshop. Housing issues arose and CBH arranged for payment of back rent. Many phone calls and texts kept up morale during the process. When notified of an interview, CBH helped connect him with a partnering agency for interview clothes and he got the job!
Attitude, morale and overall outlook totally changed because he has a future – and by the way, he is in school now as well!
A widow of an OIF veteran contacted Charlotte Bridge Home when referred by a congressional representative's office. She had lost her job due to absences from multiple trips to visit her husband at Walter Reed before he passed. She was being foreclosed on her home; her HOA had put a lien on her home; and a multitude of bureaucratic errors pushed her to a breaking point. CBH contacted a non-profit who offered to catch up her back HOA dues and penalties, and she was referred to a veteran advocate in a well-known banking institution that assisted her in restructuring her mortgage.
She also, is getting ready to begin training for her dream career.