PRLog - Dec. 4, 2012 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – According to the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans, Veterans are twice as likely to become homeless than any another Americans and approximately 33% of homeless men are Military Veterans (i). Exodus Place wants to help change that. They have partnered with Goodwill to welcome 30 homeless Veterans to their facility. These men will have assistance with job placement, as well as affordable housing, inexpensive meals, counseling, fellowship and much more. At Exodus Place, they believe in “A Hand Up, Not a Hand Out”.
Robb Munger, who is known for going from the for profit industry to leading the non-profit, Guiding Light, as an interim Executive Director, started Exodus Place in 2009. Since then, it has become, possibly, the largest transitional men's housing facility in Michigan.
In August of 2009, a plan was developed to remodel a corrections facility on the Grand River. The building, badly damaged, needed a lot of work. Most of the people who worked on the building were volunteers, which included recovering addicts and homeless men who slept on the concrete floor and worked 16 hours a day to make this dream a reality. Today, there are almost 100 men in the facility, many of which who have been able to stay sober, find employment, reconnect with their families and get their lives back on track.
Robb, who is the president of Exodus Place, is a retired Army Officer and is especially honored to be able to support the Military Veterans’ efforts in regaining their lives back. He and Exodus Place, together with Goodwill, will continue work hard to get these brave men off of the streets, and into the workforce, where they can start living the type of lifestyle they deserve.
(i) NCHV: http://nchv.org/