In 2013, Veterans Leadership Program of Western Pennsylvania kicked off Project Journey, an initiative created to help homeless female veterans with children by providing them with temporary residencies to allow them to be able to get back on their feet.
Now, Project Journey has expanded.
This year, Scott Mitchell, a former U.S. Marine, has coordinated the kickoff Project Journey for Men. This expansion will help to provide a roof over the heads of homeless males with children.
“After a couple of tours overseas, I learned that I wanted to help my fellow brothers in any capacity, whatsoever,” said Mitchell.
Project Journey for Men will open the doors of its first house in Brentwood. It has been furnished with beds, furniture and even food.
“It’s kind of good for them to get set up and for them to get back on their feet,” said Mitchell.
The Brentwood home is a two-unit duplex that is furnished completely through donations. Community partners include Duquesne Light, PA Furniture Warehouse and Levin Furniture, Movin' Murdy, Operation Troop Appreciation and a local landlord.
Project Journey for Men is preparing to bring its first-ever resident into the Brentwood space and is currently looking for another for its first location. For more information about the program, visit www.neverforgetvets.org.