Woodland Hills, CA – September 20, 2019 – Homes 4 Families is honored to announce it has received a grant from the Disabled Veterans National Foundation (DVNF) for $14,000 which will fund trauma-informed workshops to help low-income veterans and their families address and cope with their invisible wounds of war such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Military Sexual Trauma (MST), Secondary Trauma, and more.  

“This generous grant provided by the Disabled Veterans National Foundation will make a huge difference in the wellness of disabled veterans and their families,” said Donna Deutchman, President & CEO of Homes 4 Families. “We are proud that an organization that recognizes the long-term effects that military service has on veterans sees value in trauma-informed and wraparound programming.”

Joseph VanFonda (USMC Sgt.Maj. Ret.), CEO of the Disabled Veterans National Foundation said, “We’re extremely pleased to assist Homes 4 Families with this important service to our community. The program assists veterans who are currently suffering from mental health challenges to have a more stable and productive life. We expect our grant to increase the number of disabled veterans who participate, and improve case management for those families most in need.”

The low-income veterans and families benefiting from this grant are part of the Homes 4 Families Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® program, which provides low-income veterans and their families with a homeownership opportunity along with self-sufficiency and resiliency training proven to move families up into the middle class. These ongoing social services and programs include financial education, leadership training, and veteran-specific trauma-informed workshops to help veterans and their families overcome some military-specific challenges. 

Funding for veteran-specific services is extremely valuable because these services help to leverage homeownership and the full equity that our veterans earn, into a way out of the endless cycle of poverty, up the economic ladder.

Disabled Veterans National Foundation exists to provide critically needed support to disabled and at-risk veterans who leave the military wounded—physically or psychologically—after defending our safety and our freedom. DVNF achieves this mission by:

  • Offering direct financial support to veteran organizations that address the unique needs of veterans and whose missions align with that of DVNF.
  • Providing supplemental assistance to homeless and low-income veterans through the Health & Comfort program and various empowerment resources.
  • Providing an online resource database that allows veterans to navigate the complex process of seeking benefits that they are entitled to as a result of their military service, as well as additional resources they need.
  • Serving as a thought leader on critical policy issues within the veteran community and educating the public accordingly.


Homes 4 Families is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization serving low-income families through the development and replication of the Veteran Enriched Neighborhood® model. This model offers a powerful outcome-based program of wraparound services and education that empowers underserved families to build equity, self-sufficiency skills, and advocacy capacity to move themselves up in socio-economic status. For more information, go to www.Homes4Families.org