Model Transitional Community
Our troops and their families have endured highly charged conditions and face challenges that are unprecedented in recent history. Yet, there are still no transitional communities in the Midwest, let alone the United States, for these wounded warriors to have the help, caring and time they need and deserve in restoring their life-equilibrium.
The goal is a planned comprehensive rehabilitation community to transition disabled veterans from disabled soldier to a healthier, more productive civilian. Facilities and treatments to be provided will include (but not be limited to): state of the art dental, prosthetics, neurological, family and individual resident / psychologists, a plastic & reconstructive surgeon, a dermatologist, and an area for research.
"Our House" Foundation respectfully requests your consideration of a donation to help build the first Model Transitional Community: Center for Excellence.
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Phase I: The Pilot Program- almost completed stage
For "Our House" Foundation to write and receive grants for significant amounts of monies from its granting agencies, the "Welcome Homes" for Our Troops - "Pilot Program" has to be in-place, running and most importantly, demonstrating how it is making positive changes and a difference in the lives of the men and women who are attending each segment of this special program.
Receiving donations from the public and private sectors as well as raising public awareness by fundraising are both necessities for "Our House" Foundation to get the financial backing and support sufficient for constructing our Phase II - Model Transitional Community: the Center for Excellence Project.
The goal for the Pilot Program and subsequent Phase II-Model Transitional Community: the Center for Excellence is a planned, comprehensive rehabilitation community to transition the veteran from disabled soldier to a more healthy productive civilian life.
Accomadations that will be made available will include but not be limited to:
- Family and Individual Psychologists
- Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeons
- Other Licensed Medical Staff
OHF is partnering with both the Physical Therapy and Audiology Departments of Missouri State University. Each resident will have a triage of professionals working closely to monitor and adapt their program for success. Other support will be in the developing of individual plans for retraining and education both on and off campus for our on-site veteran population.
Phase II: "Model Transitional Community: the center for excellence"- In the planning stage
OHF's "Model Transitional Community" (MTC) is a planned comprehensive rehabilitation community. This community will serve the willing, newly-disabled or homeless veteran population and help them make the transition from soldier to civilian and do whatever it takes to allow them to lead a more fulfilling, productive life.
Phase III: "Welcome Homes" for our troops
"Welcome Homes" For Our Troops will be the third and final phase of OHF's program. By actively involving the professional trades, financial institutions, providers of building materials, and caring individuals we will be accepting donated properties as well as purchasing and building entirely new multi-modal buildings for all segments of our population - all of which will be personalized with Universal Design multi-purpose enhancements. Our goal is to provide this service at reduced cost to the veteran. With everyone's active support and participation, "Welcome Homes" For Our Troops can offer a new beginning and a fresh start to those who so richly deserve it.
These architectural designs were drawn up by Erdmann Street Architecture & Planning, Inc.