The Center for American Homeless Veterans (CAHV) is a national nonprofit advocacy organization under IRS section 501(c)(4) dedicated to educating the American public about the existence of homeless veterans, and raising awareness about veterans issues by influencing public opinion to shape policy.
I. The Veterans' Vision
The Veterans' Vision is published by CAHV, who prints and distributes the nationwide publication. The publication focuses on the experience and dedication of veterans and national leaders and the challenges faced by American veterans, especially those returning from war zones and those who are homeless. Featuring over 20 original articles by members of Congress, thousands of copies of the free publication are distributed nationwide. In previous election cycles, copies were delivered by mail, at public events, to every Hill Congressional Office and delivered to virtually every delegate hotel during the GOP National Convention and the Democratic National Convention.
II. Legislative Action on Capitol Hill
CAHV conducts outreach to all 535 members of the U.S. Congress through a massive bi-partisan program of phone, fax, e-mail and mail to inform Congressional members and Senators of the needs of American homeless veterans, and to urge them to make veterans a high priority.
III. Earned Media Campaign
CAHV conducts a nationwide earned media campaign - a sustained and continued campaign, employing radio interviews and news releases to inform the public about the needs of homeless veterans, as well as possible solutions. The campaign also endeavors to generate support for local transitional facilities for homeless veterans by describing their programs and urging the public to contact their members of Congress in support of pending legislation.
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help of supporters like you.