For Immediate Release

Funds will support the organization’s housing and treatment program to help adult veterans recovering from trauma and homelessness.

MIAMI, FLA – With more than 63 years of service, Camillus House is the most experienced and wide-reaching community-based nonprofit providing care and support for women, men, youth, and families experiencing homelessness in Miami-Dade County.

We are incredibly grateful for the generosity and friendship of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF). Their recent gift of $22,000 keeps Camillus House’s Housing and Employing Veterans program doing a world of good for our nation’s heroes. Joseph VanFonda, (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of DVNF, said, “The services provided to Veterans by Camillus & Community are incredibly important. From covering costs that would otherwise prove to be barriers to assisting with employment placement and training, Camillus offers much-needed support and DVNF is proud to partner with them in their work.”

Catered to completing the home move-in process and matching veterans with jobs, together we cover the costs of outfitting an apartment and required move-in fees and deposits as well as removing barriers to employment by paying for things like work uniforms, licenses, trainings, and more. In a tough housing market and with employers looking to make great hires, the connections we make are mission-critical for veterans and for our greater community at large.

The grant provides funds that go towards helping those who served our country reintegrate into the community. With an 83% success rate of placing veterans in safe and secure housing, this is how we say, “thank you for your service.”

About DVNF

The Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) provides critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. For more information about DVNF, visit

About Camillus House

Camillus House has provided humanitarian services to persons who are poor and homeless in Miami-Dade County, Florida since 1960. As a ministry of the Hospitaller Order of St. John of God, Camillus House was originally established to serve Cuban exiles. From its humble beginning as a small soup kitchen, Camillus has grown into a full-service organization offering a comprehensive “system of care” including food, clothing, emergency, transitional and permanent housing, physical and mental health care, and substance abuse treatment.

2 responses to “Gift from Disabled Veterans National Foundation to Camillus Supports our Servicemen and Women

  1. Greetings

    I am a 30 year military veteran and work with local (DC Metro area) Veterans organizaton’s efforts to help Vets reintegrate back into “life”.

    I was stationed in Dade County in the early 90’s. My wofe and I were volunteers at Camillus House. We regularily served/ assisted in preparing meals and doing some general maintaince around the facility. When Dr. Greer found out I was a dentist he asked if I could assist him in writing a HRSA grant proposal to open a dental clinic. Long story short, we were sucessful. I am so pleased to see it is still up and running. We also started a Veteran’s Day event. We provided a number of services for any Veteran coming through the door. As you might of guessed, I with some of “recruits” provided Oral Health exams and our Dental Hygienists did cleanings and provided oral hygiene education and associated oral health supplies. I could not locate any information concerning healthcare. Can you let me know if there are still any healthcare infrastructure in Camillus House? I am so excited to see how the Camillus House’s Veteran’s support efforts are still going strong. . Thank you for all you do!

    1. Thank you for your comment and service to our country. One of our team members will email you shortly regarding your inquiry.

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