December 14, 2012

Holiday Giving: A Boost for the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Each year during the holiday season, Ivor Andrew chooses a local charity to support and promote.

This year, our donations went to the Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans, a not-for-profit transitional living facility in Wheaton that provides assistance to U.S. military veterans, providing them with the opportunity to return to useful and productive lives by promoting skills for independent living.

The Midwest Shelter for Homeless Veterans was founded by Robert Adams, a US combat veteran of the Vietnam war era and a Licensed Clinical Social Worker specializing in Post-Traumatic Stress. The shelter provides veterans with a variety of services to prepare them for successful independent living: education, psychotherapy, substance abuse assessment and treatment, legal assistance, job training and daily living skills. 35 veterans have gone through the shelter’s programming since its opening in 2007, with a 77% success rate.

We felt the key to truly understanding the shelter’s mission and value would be to experience it firsthand. We produced the following pro bono overview of the shelter, including interviews with current residents and staff. Additionally, we donated to the cause ourselves.

Should you be interested in learning more about the shelter or making a donation, you can visit the shelter online at: http://www.helpaveteran.org.

From our team at Ivor Andrew to yours, we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons and much success in the new year.