Thursday, July 14, 2022

Welcome Home: A Community for Veterans receives grant award
from Disabled Veterans National Foundation

Columbia, MO – July 14, 2022 – Welcome Home: A Community for Veterans is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $15,000, which will fund transitional shelter, permanent housing, employment, and comprehensive, wrap-around supportive services for homeless and at-risk Veterans.

Megan Sievers, Executive Director of Welcome Home said, “Joining forces with the Disabled Veterans National Foundation again this year means the world to us, especially the Veterans we serve. This is what strong, impactful partnerships is all about. With the generous grant funding we are proud to renew the foundation’s Veteran Room Sponsorship and continue displaying the foundation’s name on a special plaque outside one of our ADA shelter rooms for an entire year.”

Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “Our entire staff is very excited to continue this relationship in the support and funding of this wonderful organization. Homeless veterans need a safe and clean place, a fresh start with supportive programs, and Welcome Home is doing a fantastic job.”

“Welcome Home is celebrating 30 years of serving Veterans and their families this year. Partnerships like Disabled Veterans National Foundation make our critical mission possible and the impact greater than ever before. Our Veterans deserve all that we can do to honor their service and help restore their lives,” Sievers said.

About the Disabled Veterans National Foundation:

Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom.

DVNF achieves this mission by:

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans, and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community and educating the public accordingly.

About Welcome Home: A Community for Veterans: Welcome Home, Inc. is a non-profit Transitional Shelter and Supportive Services Center serving Veterans exclusively in Mid-Missouri since 1992. Welcome Home works to honor Veterans and restore lives with a vision to end Veteran homelessness. Learn more at 

Disabled Veterans National Foundation Contact:
Communications Team
Meredith Fick [email protected]

Welcome Home: A Community for Veterans Contact:
Megan Sievers
[email protected]