The SWAP beds will be given to veterans preparing to live independently in the community and transitioning in to permanent housing, through services provided by the U.S. VETS. According to a report published by the National Alliance to End Homelessness (NAEH) from 2009-2011, chronic homelessness in the United States decreased by 3 percent, and linked the decrease with an increase in the availability of supportive housing beds.
“We’re grateful and proud to be able to supply beds to the veterans who have fought and sacrificed so much for our country. Through the good work of the U.S. VETS, they can transition back in to their communities and live healthy, productive lives,” says Josh Helland, who founded SWAP earlier this year, creating the world’s first for-profit social impact mattress company created to help alleviate homelessness and support low-income housing initiatives. Built on the same successful “one-for-one”
Retailers can contact SWAP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Consumers can visit www.sleepwithapurpose.com to learn more about the organization and where to purchase SWAP beds.
About Sleep with a Purpose:
Sleep with a Purpose (SWAP) is a for-profit company steeped in nonprofit ideals. It is a social impact company designed to reduce chronic homelessness throughout the United States and, eventually, the world. Using a “one-for-one”
About U.S. VETS:
Established in 1992, U.S.VETS is the nation’s largest nonprofit provider of comprehensive services to homeless and at-risk veterans. The 11 facilities in six states and the District of Columbia provide vital services such as case management, employment assistance, job placement, counseling, as well as drug- and alcohol-free housing to over 2,000 veterans each day. In a year, U.S. VETS will help 3,000 veterans find housing and over 1,000 veterans obtain full-time employment. For more information, please visit www.usvetsinc.org.
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