The Circle of Veterans and Families
We believe..."NO Veteran Should Ever Feel They Are Alone"
The Circle of Veterans and Families, Inc. (COV) is a 501c3 Charitable Organization located in Saint Petersburg, FL. We have recently relocated from our farm location in Dade City, Pasco County 30 miles north of Tampa. At our 9 bedroom Saint Petersburg location, we have expanded services, created more living spaces, and moved closer to the Veterans hospital for care and resources. We have created a small Veterans village with employment support, educational opportunities, and social services. But most importantly, a "Peer Supported" communal living environment.
COV provides housing, food, utilities, peer support, social service coordination, and other amenities and activities for our disabled Veteran residents.
*Veteran must show proof of Veteran status.
To check eligibility or register please call James Haley VA hospital at 813-972-2000 and wait for the prompt for eligibility.
Disabled Veteran Housing
Vocational Rehab Assistance
Peer to Peer Exchange/ Adventures
Individual/Group Social Service Support Networks
Food and Utility Resource Sharing
At The Circle of Veterans (COV) we restore a sense of hope through a variety of methods including but not limited to: case management, alternative therapies, camaraderie and peer mentoring. We are an organization founded by a Veteran and run by Veterans for Veterans.
When Veterans enter the military, they are taught from day one to work as a cohesive team, a unit, a family. Upon separation from service and in many cases prior to separation, these same service members re-enter the world having only themselves, having lost their mission, focus, and most importantly the military family that helped define them. COV provides opportunities for peer to peer support to re-create the bond the service member formerly had. COV together and with other VA and privately funded entities offers Vocational Rehab and other alternative employment opportunities, to re-focus the resident’s sense of purpose.
From day one COV residents are connected with Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF) programs as well as HUD VASH Counselors for Department of Housing and Urban Development programs, to start their journey to permanent healthy living either returning to their families, living independently, or remaining in our Veteran community, and knowing they will always have a home and family with The Circle of Veterans, our staff and alumni. This not only provides comfort but a great deal of security to our Veterans in need.