CURRENT PROJECT

Valor Construction

Contractor License: 103229

Residential Endorsement License: 103231

OPERATION: HOMES FOR HEROES

Mission Statement:

The Valor Corporation’s mission is to provide safe, affordable and guaranteed housing to all honorably discharged Veterans including disabled, transitioning, and struggling Veterans. Our goal is to provide Veterans stability while we help them transfer into productive members of civilian society once again. A stable living environment is crucial in helping people with PTSD, anxiety, depression and other mental and/or physical disorders acclimate to productivity again. Most Veterans are reluctant to search for help due to pride, a lack of knowledge about available services, and a military culture that stigmatizes PTSD and other psychological injuries as weaknesses. The most efficient programs that have worked for veteran transition programs have been community based programs, veteran to veteran camaraderie, nonprofit organizations, and providing transitional housing. We can solve these problems. The need for this program is real. United States Heroes and War Veterans are sleeping on the streets. Young men and women suffering with PTSD, poverty, and feelings of abandonment are committing suicide at an alarming rate. We can help them become stable again; we can offer them support, a place to call home, and a sense of self-worth.  The residences and community center we are building consist of detached fourplexes, detached duplexes, and single family homes can be seen Here . All structures will incorporate the values of ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990) compliance, energy efficiency, and LEED design. Valor is equipped with an in-house general contractor and residential endorsement license.

    Most importantly, we believe we can transform this project into a self-sustained program within 5 years with our current business model

The suicide death rate of US military is 24 times the death rate by war related deaths.

The suicide death rate of US military is 24 times the death rate by war related deaths.

Phase I - HOUSING

 Phase one of Operation: Homes for Heroes is inclusive of building four rental combinations and two home building options for Veterans in all situations. The four rental options are:

 1.   90 Day Free Housing

 ◦    Our 90 day free housing option is strictly for jobless honorably discharged Veterans that are sober. Resume assistance, job application assistance, and carpentry skills will be offered to all Veterans. All Veterans must agree to a urinalysis at any given time to decide if further help is needed for their rehabilitation.

 2.   Transitional Housing

 ◦    Short term transitional housing shall be available to all active duty military transitioning back into civilian life. This option is also for those veterans coming out of the 90 days free transition homes whom have gained employment. These rentals will be offered in short term leases, encouraging veterans to use our home ownership programs. These units will be discounted up to 40% of the local rental rates.

 ◦    Extended transitional housing will also be available for veterans and veterans with their families whom need more time before they are able to transit into home ownership and stability. This program can be utilized by families and veterans whom have an excess of medical bills and/or any other proven debt which would inhibit them from progressing through the rehabilitation cycle. All veterans must remain in good program graces and be actively working towards bettering themselves. Every circumstance will be evaluated case by case.

 3.   ADA Housing Reduced Rate Rental

 ◦    ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act of 2010) housing will be offered for our service men and women whom have lost more than just time away from family while serving. It is important to us to accommodate every veteran alike with no discrimination. We will offer one ADA unit per fourplex no matter the cost of change in design, appliances, or fixtures.

 Each one of these units will be available per fourplex i.e. each fourplex will contain one 90 day free housing, one short term transitional unit, one extended transitional unit and one ADA unit. We believe keeping this outline mirrors with our mission in camaraderie and veteran socialization that they need. The occupancy size per rental will be in correlation with the amount of bedrooms and bathrooms. The two types of VA Loan home building options are:

 1.   Self Help Program

 ◦    The Self-Help program allows Veterans not only to participate in building their own home, but also lessen the overall construction and labor cost. There will always be a licensed Contractor with a Alaska Residential Endorsement on site, along with proper licensed professionals when the potential home owners want to participate in home building. We offer this option because we believe that you appreciate and take care of things one has worked hard for.

2 Home Design/Build

 ◦    For Veterans who don't need help, but would still like a more affordable way to own your home, we also offer a home design and building at a far lower rate than competitive mass production home builders in Alaska.

  

Phase II – Community and Rehabilitation Center

 Phase II is the end goal of our mission. The Community and Rehabilitation Center we will design, construct and manage will incorporate the following veteran accommodations:

 1.   Independent Healthcare

◦    Physical Rehabilitation

◦    Psychological Care

2.   Veteran to Veteran Counseling

3.   Resume and Application Assistance

4.   Activities Gym and Physical Fitness Gym

5.   Shooting Range – PENDING PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

We truly believe having a common ground for veterans to seek help, and help each other is crucial for their success. One on one camaraderie can not only boost the moral of all veterans in any stage, but also dramatically reduce the rate of suicide amongst veterans. We need these men and women to know they're not alone, others understand what their going through, and the entire community cares. We need to show them we're thankful for all they have done, and what they continue to live with. The VA offices are being over whelmed, we cant allow this to be the only avenue for veterans.

1. Independent Healthcare

Independent healthcare will be available through volunteer doctors, nurse practitioners, and college students supervised by appropriate superiors in order to acquire real-life experience before integrating into Alaskas healthcare workforce. Offering free, immediate healthcare is important to all families. Vetting the VA and Tricare system can often times make it more difficult for veterans to receive the care they actually need. Shouldn't they be first in line?

•     Physical Rehabilitation

Physical rehabilitation is most perceived as an unnecessary and costly post care program. If we can make physical rehabilitation more obtainable to our disabled veterans, partially disabled veterans or injured veterans we can prevent disability costs to the state, make sure they're capable to work, and also offer career opportunists to local college graduates.

•     Psychological Care

PTSD, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and insomnia leave veterans riddled daily. Over 247,243 veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars alone have been diagnosed with PTSD. As of right now there is a stigma associated with PTSD and other psychological disorders within the military community. We need to change the view on this, embrace the process, and heal them from their psychological scars. Local psychologist and psychology students will be available at our Community and Rehabilitation center to aid in the healing of our mentally wounded warriors.

2. Veteran to Veteran Counseling

Veteran to veteran camaraderie is the key to this programs success. Encouraging them to interact with each other and help each other not only empowers one another, but it gives the veterans a sense of worth. They instantly see their needed within their counterparts and excel to be the shoulder their brother in arms needs. Veterans speak a language no civilian will ever know. No matter how much we try as a community to help them, we need to create an environment for them to help themselves. This needs to be a hand-up program, not a hand out.

3. Resume and Application Assistance

We will be assisting veterans with job placement at the Community and Rehabilitation Center as well. Resume assistance, printing and distribution of resumes will be handled in house and we hope to partner with local companies looking to accommodate our veterans. Valor Corp. will work to acquire applications from places known to be hiring and hand them out during every week to keep applications current. This program is to help veterans better themselves. Getting them back into the work force and integrated into the community again is also a key to their successful rehabilitation.

4. Activities and Physical Fitness Gyms

Physical fitness, exercise, and team work is proven to increase a persons mental well being, hormonal and chemical balances within the brain, and is also a free form of therapy. Getting group activities such as basketball, volleyball and indoor soccer teams for tournaments will be monumental. We will also offer a physical fitness gym that will assist the physical rehabilitation portion we will be offering.

5. Shooting Range – PENDING PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

 Firearm safety will be first and foremost in this portion of the Community and Rehabilitation Center. All veterans will be evaluated before gaining entrance to this program to ensure the liability of incident is at an all time low. All instructors or volunteers will maintain proper certificates in order to be involved with this program.