More than 250,000 veterans live in New York City, including a new generation of veterans who served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Beginning in 2009, Robin Hood staff and grantees recognized an uptick in the number of veterans relying on job training, housing, and food programs. By 2010, NYC veterans were homeless at a rate three times greater than the civilian population.
HOW THE MONEY WAS DISTRIBUTED
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we raised $13 million dollars to fund programs that served veterans and their families.
VETERANS SUMMIT HIGHLIGHTS
In May 2012, Robin Hood hosted the Robin Hood Veterans Summit, an all-day conference aboard the U.S.S. Intrepid, which brought together over 400 leaders from the military, veterans groups, non-profit organizations, local, state, and federal governments, and the media to discuss the challenges facing returning veterans and to highlight potential solutions that could be implemented on the local and national level.