Jewish Family and Children Services of the Suncoast and It’s Our Turn, Inc. Assist Veterans in Charlotte County

Letter from Tim Martin, Veteran Peer Mentor at Jewish Family and Children Services of the Suncoast. Letter is transcribed below.

July 1, 2021

Jewish Family and Children Service (JFCS) of the Suncoast has worked with It’s Our Turn, Inc. for the past 2 years to assist Veterans in Charlotte County with assistance that the Veterans would likely not be able to find anywhere else, or in the time that they need the assistance. JFCS of the Suncoast assists Veterans that are either literally homeless find permanent, stable housing, or Veterans at risk of becoming homeless, pay their rental arrears so that the Veteran can stay housed through the Department of Veteran Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Grant. The grant, while very beneficial for Veterans, does have program requirements, and it is not always able to be processed as quickly as some Veterans need the assistance. 

It’s Our Turn has helped many of Veterans in Charlotte County that either do not qualify for the SSVF Grant, have a need for assistance for a need that the SSVF Grant does not cover, or the need has to be met faster than the SSVF Grant can be processed for the Veteran. This has been the key areas where It’s Our Turn has been able to assist JFCS of the Suncoast with the Veterans in Charlotte County. Some of the assistance that It’s Our Turn has assisted Veterans in Charlotte County that JFCS of the Suncoast has come in contact with is, but not limited to security deposits, rental arrears, utility bills, groceries and other home goods, electric bills, and fuel assistance to name a few. 

It’s Our Turn is a valued community partner to assist Veterans in Charlotte County with their needs whether they have been big or small. The assistance that It’s Our Turn has given has made people’s lives better, and given Veterans hope where they didn’t think there was any. I am grateful for JFCS of the Suncoast’s relationship with It’s Our Turn, Inc. and praise the organization any chance I am given. I look forward to the relationship growing as we move forward together into the future assisting the Veterans in Charlotte County. Thank you It’s Our Turn, Inc.!

Tim Martin
Veteran Peer Mentor
JFCS of the Suncoast