We asked. We listened. We learned.
Now, we are responding.
In 2017, VEAP completed a year-long strategic listening and planning process called Hope for the Future. The result is a new vision, mission, program focus areas, and goals that will help us better serve our visitors.
Our New Vision
A thriving community where all are free to pursue their dreams.
Our New Mission
Together, we create pathways to stronger, more hopeful, communities through access to healthy food, housing stability and supportive services.
Our Focus Areas
- Access to Healthy Food
- Safe, Dignified Affordable Housing
- Social Connections and Support
Our Strategic Goals
Goal 1: Create Pathways to Stability
Everyone in our community has access to the resources and connections necessary to achieve stability and thrive.
Goal 2: Grow Awareness of Suburban Poverty
Broaden and increase understanding of the needs and issues of suburban poverty, the impact to the community and the role of VEAP.
Goal 3: Engage Community and Advocate Change
Build a stronger community by engaging and convening partnerships to change systems and policies that create pathways to stability for low-income, diverse neighbors.
Goal 4: Achieve Agency Sustainability
Achieve long-term financial and operational sustainability using nonprofit best practices.
Goal 5: Build Organizational Capacity
Expand organizational resources and infrastructure to meet the needs of our community.