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 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.