Shining Beacon House NYC
Shining Service Worldwide is partnering with United Veterans Beacon House in a Special Fundraising Project, “The Shining Beacon House”, a home dedicated to women veterans and their children, located in the Greater Metropolitan area.
The home is a planned, structured environment focusing on a woman’s successful reintegration to civilian life and self-efficiency through community living. Woman veterans with children face special challenges. The Shining Beacon House’s transitional living opportunity will help deserving women veterans keep their families together safely as they work toward successful re-integration to the New York City community.
"Shining-Beacon House" will have the legal capacity to accommodate five families. The home will be supervised and staffed with 24/7 security. Residents will have access to social, medical and mental services through a nearby Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC).
- Assure a safe and nurturing environment
- Provide health care support and information
- Assist in hiring and sustaining employment
- Offer educational support for veterans’ children
Requirements of Residents
- All women will be required to have a DD214, proof of veteran status
- All veteran women will be registered with a VAMC or agree to become registered at the local Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC)
- Each woman must sign a written contract agreeing to live by House Rules and Agency Guidelines while residing at The Shining Beacon House
Requirements of Shining Service/Beacon House
- Provide a LMSW (licensed master social worker) who guides the women through the HR system and the VAMC system for their individual needs and entitlements
- Offer support services of UVBH and Shining Service Worldwide for up to two years
- Provide Staff consisting of a LMSW, House Manager and Staff Counselors serving the residents 24 hours a day 7 days per week
- Add-on programs, not funded by the VAMC, for the women and children
Shining Service Worldwide™ is proud to be a special project under the umbrella of our Fiscal Sponsor, United Veterans Beacon House, Inc, a not-for-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing transitional housing to our nation’s veterans.
UVBH has been providing services for women veterans since 1994 in partnership with the VAMC’s within the VA’s VISN III. Currently they are housing single women veterans in their Grant and Per Diem program (GPD) and have been doing so successfully since 1999. Women veterans have special needs and are experiencing sexual trauma and spousal abuse at rates higher than ever before.