They fought

for our home.

They deserve

a home of their own.

Our single mission: eliminate Veteran homelessness
in New York’s mid-Hudson Valley.

There are 37,085 homeless military veterans in the United States.

After years of serving their country, too many of our veterans return home to face a new struggle: with depression, addiction and post-traumatic stress disorder. 

Many also cope with life-changing injuries, including amputations and traumatic brain injury.

Of these 20 million military veterans living in the United States, over 37,000 of them will be homeless this very night, including 22,740 in sheltered settings and 14,345 in places not meant for human habitation.

The numbers tell a sobering story for our Veterans

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U.S. Military Veterans
K
Homeless Veterans
Daily Veteran Suicides
"Homelessness is life without a future. It breeds loneliness, despair, hopelessness, depression, addiction and – too often – suicide. We’re fighting to give our veterans a chance to create a meaningful life for themselves outside of uniform."
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John Murphy
RH4H Chairman

It is time for a change

Our single objective: eliminate veteran homelessness

Rockland Homes for Heroes (RH4H) has a single objective: to eliminate veteran homelessness in the Mid-Hudson Counties of Rockland, Orange, Sullivan, Dutchess, Putnam and Westchester.

In November of 2013, RH4H officially opened its first 8 apartment-style housing units at 335 Western Highway in the hamlet of Tappan, NY.  This supported long-term community-based housing is linked to a range of targeted support services (including counselling, education/skills development, addiction treatment and job-readiness training).

With the ongoing and successful operation of these first units, we have now embarked on Phase 2 of the project. This Phase will see the development of an additional 14 supportive housing units and facilities on the property.

RH4H has undertaken an aggressive campaign to secure the financial and material resources we need to help more veterans make the transition from the street to a real home.

Our Plan

Phase I of our plan, which was comprised of 8 housing units for our Veterans, was completed in November 2013 and has been an enormous success. Lives have been changed, hopes renewed and new futures written. 

Phase II calls for the development of an additional 14 supported housing units on the property by July of 2021.

Phase III aims to further improve the lives of our veteran residents through a new range of ideas and visions for the development of our property which are soon to be announced.

Phase I

8 supported housing units

Eight supported housing units on 6 acre grounds of Camp Shanks, plus a community center, garden and recreational area.

Cost: $2M+
Status: Completed in Nov 2013

Phase II

14 additional apartments

14 energy efficient apartments optimized for individuals with disabilities; laundry facility, mail room, maint/storage area

Cost: $4.2 million
Status: Fundraising underway

Phase III

To Be Determined

We are exploring a range of new ideas for the development of our property to further improve the lives of our veteran residents.

Cost: TBD
Status: To follow Phase II

At approximately $350k per unit, we need to raise $4.2 million over the next 3 years for the construction of these 12 new supportive housing units. 

This includes an immediate objective to raise $400,000 to cover pre-construction costs, including engineering studies, architectural fees and site preparation.

Make a Donation,
Make a Difference.

We call on your generosity to help us reach our immediate goal of $400,000 for pre-construction costs, including engineering studies, architectural fees and site preparation.

Help provide homes for those who defended our home.​

Phase 2 Fundraising Campaign

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