Giving Back to Veterans
November 11, 2014 is Veterans Day!
We salute all of the veterans who have either served the United States, or are in current service. Pioneer Human Services is proud to have the opportunity to serve some veterans back by providing housing and case management at our Mark Cooper House in Seattle and Victory House in Spokane.
Through a close partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs, Pioneer provides housing and case management services to homeless veterans battling chemical dependency and/or mental illness. In addition to counseling and treatment, vocational programs and employment services are available to help residents successfully join the workforce.
Pioneer’s staff work with veterans to ensure they are accessing all the benefits to which they are entitled and also refers them to community services that meet their needs. The ultimate goal is to help veterans access the tools needed to rebuild their lives in order to successfully transition from homelessness to permanent housing.
Veterans Day honors all American veterans, living and dead, and has a special emphasis on thanking living veterans for their service to the country. The 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month – that is when the armistice ending World War I began in 1918, and that is the origin of Veterans Day.
In November 1919, one year after the armistice ending World War I went into effect, President Woodrow Wilson declared Nov. 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words:
“To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…”
Join the Seattle region in celebrating the Veterans Day EVENTS.