Veteran’s Time To Thrive (VT3) is in the beginning stages of developing a 10-unit apartment complex designed to serve veterans and their families in Montgomery, Fulton, and Saratoga County New York. This first of its kind housing development is designed to empower military families, by giving them the ability to support themselves and each other in a way the civilian population cannot, nor the Veteran’s Administration has been capable of. As well intentioned as they are, the VA is still attempting to utilize services designed for the Vietnam, Korean, and Cold War, which consisted of a 2.1 million active-duty force, not the 1.4 million it is today. By creating this unique, first of its kind housing development with military personnel in mind, VT3 is looking to disrupt the vicious cycle of divorce, addiction, homelessness, and most importantly the suicides we see throughout our military regardless of status.
The VT3 building will foster fellowship among its residents and area veterans by providing a supportive environment. At the heart of the building will be a communal kitchen, where families can cook and dine together and help their neighbors that have time constraints between work and kid’s extracurricular activities. Office spaces to meet with counselors and get assistance with their military to civilian transition, and a computer lab to support veteran services, mentoring, and furthering education.
“The President has said that our country’s most sacred obligation is to prepare and equip the troops we send into harm’s way, and then to care for them and their families when they come home.” Yet our veterans today are a vulnerable community and face numerous challenges at a greater percentage than the civilian population. Veteran’s Time To Thrive, is ready to meet those challenges in a way designed for this generation’s military. For more information and to support this great cause, you can visit their website at www.VT-3.org.
The complex will transform a series of vacant lots in the heart of the city, providing a vital resource to the often under-served military veteran's community while simultaneously revitalizing the historic urban fabric.