The Five Star Veterans Center is a nonprofit corporation committed to making a positive impact in the community by assisting those men and women who, when answering the call to duty, protected the freedom of that same community by serving their nation. Our mission is to ensure a positive impact in North Florida by offering safe/secure transitional housing to displaced veterans, in an attempt to alleviate veteran homelessness. Our military residents are treated with the dignity, compassion and respect they deserve, while providing a structured "Passport to Independence" program to re-integrate these heroes back into the society, whose freedoms they fought to protect. Many of our young population, some right out of high school, hear the call to duty, and continue to act on that conviction today. Isn't it now our "duty" to offer these American heroes a chance to excel in life and become a viable member of society again?Take a Tour
The Five Star Veterans Center is a nonprofit founded in March 2012 to assist veterans in need. We have a specific focus on veterans aged 22 - 55 suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Depression, Anxiety and other related mental health issues. The common goal for each veteran is re-integration into society.
Our in house Licensed Mental Health Counselor provides intake mental health assessments, treatment plans, individual and group therapies and supervises Clinical Mental Health Counseling Interns from the Master’s Program at UNF.
Our Passport to Independence Program provides housing and wrap around services, including: education and benefits review, job placement, transportation to and from medical appointments, and assistance in attaining jobs.
There is no charge to the veteran for these services.
We have a capacity to house 43 veterans. Our uniqueness is the population we serve and the way in which we serve them. We are veterans serving veterans in a country that we believe is grateful. We will continue to serve. We believe that these veterans deserve our support in getting their lives back. THEY ARE OUR REAL AMERICAN HEROES.
In the past 27 months we have successfully graduated 123 veterans who returned back to independent living after a 9 to 12 month residence at the Center.