On any given day, 50,000 veterans are homeless and living on the streets.
The mission of Esperanza En Escalante is to provide transitional and permanent supportive housing for homeless veterans and veterans’ families, as well as offer social rehabilitation in order to nurture and support the transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency.
Esperanza En Escalante (EEE) is a non-profit organization (501c3) formed in 1989 by the Vietnam Veterans of America Chapter 106 of Tucson Arizona.
Located on approximately 19 acres, EEE is continually being evaluated and updated, always with the needs of the our Veterans in mind. We provide housing, social services, programs and transportation to assist a Veteran’s transition into everyday life. EEE works closely with the City of Tucson, the State of Arizona, the Veteran's Administration and many other institutions and organizations meeting the physical and social needs of our honored veterans.
Esperanza en Escalante offers a home for all members of military service. There are separate units for men, women, families and a disabled complex. In addition to the housing units, there is a vegetable garden and dog park on the grounds. And, Esperanza en Escalante also offers veterans the items they may need as they transition out of the facility including clothing and household items that are donated to the organization.
Veterans helping veterans. It's a proven formula for the delivery of effective programs and services for homeless or at-risk veterans. Veterans who participate in collaborative programs are afforded more services and have higher chances of becoming active and productive members of society again.
Each veteran brings to this program their own unique skills and resources. Esperanza en Escalante's goal is to build upon them and help veterans forge a purposeful life. Through a comprehensive evaluation, our staff determines any special needs, and individual physical, emotional and social healthy. Through this process we work with these vets to identify personal and vocational goals.
Esperanza en Escalante provides a combination of transitional and permanent housing with a focus on veterans assistance for workforce and life skills development. Some need job search assistance and some require additional education or vocational rehabilitation. In cases where veterans have physical or mental disabilities prohibiting them from employment, we provide assistance in acquiring proper disability income.