OUR MISSION

The American Homeless Veterans is a national nonprofit organization that fulfills its mission by educating the public and Congress about the needs and solutions for American Veterans, with an emphasis on those left behind such as homeless veterans. By molding public opinion, American Homeless Veterans helps shape public policy.

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A CHAMPION FOR VETERANS

Since 1993

American Homeless Veterans has held events attended by over 100 Members of Congress and 25 presidential appointees to the DOD.

AWARENESS AND SUPPORT FOR VETERANS

Many veterans’ organizations are effective in their mission of lobbying the Congress for needed Veteran benefits. American Homeless Veterans takes a different and complimentary tact by influencing public opinion through the generation of vast earned media coverage, both nationally and for non-profit transitional facilities for homeless veterans around the country.

Through the OPERATION UNITED REVEILLE I, II, III & IV tours, the “Salute to American Veterans” and the National Convention for Veterans, American Homeless Veterans has conducted 49 large-scale rallies events to generate much needed attention to dozens of non-profit transitional facilities around the United States. These city rallies and the conventions generated literally millions of dollars of “earned media” coverage to benefit the work of organizations dedicated to returning otherwise homeless veterans back into society where they belong.

Events sponsored by American Homeless Veterans has received coverage from CNN, the Associated Press, NPR and The Washington Post. American Homeless Veterans was also featured in dozens of regional newspapers and by nationally syndicated radio programs, like the “Bob Edwards Show” and the “Lars Larson Show.”

An example of American Homeless Veterans sponsored programs is The National Convention for Veterans, which garnered national media attention. The two day national Convention conducted at the Reserve Officers’ Association, right next to the capital, drew leaders from transitional facilities from around the country, and over a dozen U.S. Senators, Congressman and Congresswomen. Concentrating on homeless veterans and caring for those who returned from war zones, the National Convention helped to raise the priority of veterans on the nation’s agenda, with some Member’s citing the Convention in their remarks on the floor of Congress.

American Homeless Veterans continues to roll radio interviews around the country, through Operation United, Reveille V and VI. Interviews cite the specific good works of local homeless veteran facilities, where American Homeless Veterans has conducted on site rallies, urging support through providing contact information, including websites. Listeners are told what measures they can take to help veterans.

A LIFETIME OF SERVICE AND HELP FOR VETERANS

Currently serving as President of American Homeless Veterans, Michigan-born Maj. Ret. Brian Hampton joined the military and completed Infantry Officer Candidate School in 1968. He was active in the Army Reserve for 22 years while also earning advanced degrees, fundraising for various organizations and founding charities.

FORUM RECEPTIONS

American Homeless Veterans has hosted 196 forum/receptions in Northern Virginia, featuring 60 plus Members of Congress and over 30 Presidential appointees from DOD.

American Homeless Veterans brings persuasive pressure on the Congress by sponsoring forums and receptions that allow leaders of America to stand before the public and explain the programs and policies they oversee, and answer the pertinent questions, especially as how they are helping American Veterans.

​VETERANS’ BILL OF RIGHTS

​For years, American Homeless Veterans has persistently contacted Members of Congress to affirm a VETERANS’ BILL OF RIGHTS, that does not support any specific legislation, but acknowledges their stand to make veterans a top national priority. The revised version for the 113th Congress urges a far higher priority for the backlog of 800,000 veterans waiting on responses to their disability claims, and calls for saving billions of dollars squandered by the VA, through vigorous negotiation in procurement services and collection of uncollected insurance fees. Over 200 former and current Members have affirmed different versions of the Bill. American Homeless Veterans has been relentless in presenting its updated version to the Congress in 2013, with at least four contacts to every Senate and House Office, by letter, phone, fax, e-mails and personal visits, totaling thousands of contacts.