Patriot Place

Patriot Place is Northern Michigan’s only Veterans Transitional Housing Community for male veterans who are experiencing homelessness. Unlike a temporary emergency shelter, veterans in need will have the opportunity to live independently with support services for up to two years.

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Transitional housing for veterans is one of kind in northern Michigan
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How Can Patriot Place Help Veterans?

Patriot Place will help each veteran transition from homelessness to independent living by working to secure the following:

  • All available benefits from the Veterans Administration, Social Security/Disability, etc.
  • Appropriate employment and job skills training
  • Permanent housing

Who Does Patriot Place Serve?

Patriot Place serves male veterans coping with disabilities such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), substance abuse disorders and/or mental health concerns.

What Does Patriot Place Look Like?

Patriot Place is a transitional living community that consists of four duplex housing units. Twenty-four veterans (at any given time) can be housed.

Each house contains three bedrooms, two bathrooms, dining room, living room, kitchen, washer and dryer, and a garage/storage area. There is also a community building which includes a group meeting space, classroom and case management offices. A resident manager quarters is also located on the property.

How Will Veterans Benefit?

Our goal is to assist veterans who are experiencing homelessness in reestablishing an independent life.

Patriot Place helps veterans address issues that contributed to homelessness, such as PTSD, substance abuse disorders and/or mental illness.

Our goal is for the veterans to increase their strengths and income through life skills classes, employment and/or the receipt of benefits.

They will also be instilled with greater self-determination through the development of their own individualized service plan and involvement in community activities. Each of these initiatives is aimed at helping Northern Michigan’s homeless veterans overcome barriers to independence, and increase their overall quality of life.

Where Is Patriot Place Located?

Patriot Place is located in Gaylord, Michigan near I-75, not far from our region’s closest VA hospital in Saginaw and near Camp Grayling. Most veterans who turn to Patriot Place are from Northern Michigan’s larger communities, in and around Grand Traverse, Otsego and Emmet Counties – however, our doors are open to any qualifying homeless veteran, sent to us by the VA or other referral agencies.

How Can a Veteran Access Patriot Place?

This is the only program of its kind for veterans experiencing homelessness in Northern Michigan.

If you know of a homeless veteran or a program that works with veterans tell them about the Patriot Place or have them contact their local VA office.
Patriot Place  (989) 448-2260

Veterans Benefits and Resources
Veterans Benefits and Service Booklet
Michigan Department of Military and Veterans Affairs
Michigan Veterans State Benefits and Resources
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Veterans Employment Services

For additional resources visit our Community Resource Page

Your donation today will help veterans experiencing homelessness in reestablishing an independent life. Donate Now!

Contact: Patriot Place
1430 Patriot Drive, Gaylord, MI 49735
Phone: (989) 448-2260    Email: patriotplace@goodwillnmi.org

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