Open Your Heart provided funding to Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans (MACV) for hotel vouchers to help serve single Veterans who are currently experiencing homeless and are in need of a hotel stay in the event they are coming from shelter on their way into transitional or permanent housing.
Founded in 1990, MACV is the only agency solely dedicated to serving Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness in Minnesota. Initially established by a Twin Cities VFW post to support transitional housing for 13 Veterans, MACV now serves over 3,000 individuals per year. MACV has directly contributed to a 56% drop in Veteran homelessness in Minnesota over the past ten years. Thank you Minnesota Assistance Council for Veterans for the inspiring work that you do across the state for Veterans experiencing or at risk of homelessness!