The creation of homeless veterans farm-based tiny home communities.
In its 20th anniversary year, building on previous successes of rescuing and serving the needs of thousands of homeless veterans, men and women, they are committed to projecting their vision forward to enhance the capacity to serve the neediest at a significant level through the creation of a unique alternative housing solution.
NJSFWC President Jan Hanson said, “We do hope that you will all work on the Special State Project-Operation Chillout, helping homeless veterans. I believe with your help we can make a difference in the lives of the many veterans in NJ who have no place to go. Operation Chillout is excited to be partnering with us and they are about to be amazed by the NJSFWC club women.”
Please check out our link in the fall about the 2021-2022 winter outreach campaign. Backpacks will be available for purchase during our winter outreach beginning at the end of October. The winter outreach campaign kicks off in November and continues through January.
The homeless people we serve have individual needs and each outreach location is different. Some need outdoor survival gear. Others need new work clothes for their jobs. Individuals and business organizations can sponsor a specific outreach location, city or population.
If you are a practicing or retired attorney, physician, nurse practitioner, EMT, or mental health counselor we need your help. We seek to link homeless veterans, families and individuals to legal and healthcare services.
To make a donation to Operation Chill Out visit their website here: Operation Chill Out Donations
OPERATION CHILLOUT is New Jersey’s oldest (and only) all-volunteer mobile outreach for homeless veterans, men and women, on mission since December 21, 2000. Its motto is “no borders-no boundaries.” Its mission is to respond to the crisis of homelessness with direct compassionate actions.
To Report a Homeless Veteran to the Rapid Response Team, Please call 908-509-1462.
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