HOME MANAGEMENT & LIFE SKILLS TRAINING
BTG will immerse the Veteran in a Veteran friendly environment allowing them to assimilate back into civilian society with life-skills needed to be a productive, self-sustaining, tax-paying, law-abiding citizen. This is accomplished by providing training and support in the following areas: budgeting & financial literacy, grooming for success, social etiquette, healthy meal planning & preparation.
FIELD TRIPS & ACTIVITIES
The BTG housing activities coordinator works with associations, faith-based organizations, businesses and agencies within our communities to provide activities that enhance living in a BTG home. Both residents and non-residents are able to participate in a variety of enjoyable activities including gardening, outings and planned field trips, volunteer opportunities, and various entertainment and other programs. In addition, our activities coordinator plans activities for our veterans such as: Walking groups, Art & Craft groups, Games, Movie trips, Trips to museums and memorials, Trips to other places of interest.
BTG RENTAL DEPOSIT GUARANTEE PROGRAM
BTG will assist veterans who only need assistance with a deposit to move into stable housing. The housing crisis is particularly critical on veterans trying to gain permanent and stable housing. Most rental property owners require some type of security deposit for new renters. Often, the amount of the security deposit is equal to two month’s rent. For many low or moderate income veterans living from paycheck to paycheck, the required security deposit is a large up-front cost that they cannot afford, even if they can afford to pay the monthly rent. BTG Rental Deposit Guarantee Program provides veterans a means to move into rental housing. Its main characteristics are:
Security deposits are payable in installments.
Landlord is guaranteed the full the full amount of the deposit.
Prospective veterans are screened to determine their financial standing.
BTG UTILITY DEPOSIT PROGRAM
Assist veterans who need help with delinquent utility bills or deposits to move into or continue to live in stable housing. This program helps veterans who are facing a utility crisis and are without resources to resolve the crisis. It helps veterans to keep or gain safe and healthy housing by providing funds for utility security deposits for heating and electrical deposits. The applicant must be experiencing or threatened by one or more of the following:
Termination of a utility; or
Lack of heat, electricity or cooking fuel
The emergency situation must not be caused by the veteran’s refusal to accept or continue with employment or training.
BTG MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
BTG volunteers works with veterans individually to prepare them for their greatest opportunity for success. BTG identifies veterans who are at risk of falling through the cracks of society with a caring mentor to improve their ability to develop a positive attitude toward their future. The goal is to empower the veteran to function as a productive member able to support themselves and their families.