STWS - Who, What, Why & When

What:  Project Home’s Serving Those Who Served Program is a focused initiative to make health and safety related home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy efficiency improvements to the homes of low-to-moderate income veterans and their families.  These projects are free of charge and are an important reinvestment in our community and our service men and women.

For Who:  Honorably discharged Military Veterans who:

  • Own their homes
  • Are at or below 80% of their County Median Income
  • Live in Dane or Green County, WI

Why:  With over 16,000 Wisconsin Veterans unemployed and 58,000 disabled (statistics from www.heat4heroes.org), there is a clear need in our state and our community for this program. By making veterans homes’ more accessible, comfortable and affordable, we can improve their quality of life, keep them in their homes and begin to repay them for their sacrifice.

When:  The program launched in July 2016!  Our goal is to help 20 Vets and their families before the end of 2017 and to build a sustainable program that will be available to veterans who need it.

What We Have:  The skills, equipment, training and experience to help veterans stay in their homes

  • Project Home staff has done thousands of health and safety home improvement projects during the past 45 years. 
  • Our agency has weatherized over 20,000 homes since 1982
  • We have served 67 Veterans since 2014 (through other programs) – with STWS, we are expanding our efforts and assisting more area Veterans in need.

What We Need:  Continued LOCAL financial support and conversation!  In order to sustain this initiative, we need area businesses, organizations and community members to join us in this effort!   We received some larger grants for STWS, but local support is what made this program possible and it will be vital to its continued success.  Consider making a donation and talk to veterans and non-veterans to help spread the word about what we're doing.

The Impact:  For every $10,000 raised, we can help another military veteran and his or her family.  Some projects will be a ramp and internal accessibility modifications, others will encompass health and safety repairs and some will consist of cost-effective energy saving upgrades to make a family’s home more comfortable and save them money on their energy bills.