There are roughly 40,000 homeless veterans in our country struggling with housing- about 25,000 live in temporary facilities and 15,000 go without any reliable shelter.

Though the United States has seen a significant decrease in the number of veterans experiencing homelessness, reports from 2017 showed the first increase in this population since 2010 when 74,000 veterans reported having no place to live. This rise in homeless veterans is unacceptable and more needs to be done to help.

With a deep passion for our veterans and appreciation for the sacrifices they have made, our family at Siler & Ingber is more than proud to announce Jeff Siler’s newly accepted role as a member of the New Ground Advisory Board, a group dedicated to increasing the quality of life for veterans on Long Island. New Ground is an amazing organization providing a multitude of services for veterans and their families to help combat the cycle of homelessness and promote healthy and productive lifestyles throughout the Long Island communities.

“I’m very humbled and honored to serve on the advisory board,” explains Siler. “As a member of a family full of veterans, this gives me an opportunity to give back to a group of people who are very disenfranchised in our country.”

New Ground has been empowering local veterans since 1991, providing individuals and families directly with comprehensive services in the areas of education, employment, counseling, housing, healthcare, financial literacy, and more! Located in Levittown, NY in Nassau County, New Ground offers a beacon of hope to veterans and families who need a little help to get back on their feet in starting a new chapter of their lives.

For over 25 years, New Ground has been graduating self-sufficient veterans, capable of maintaining housing and starting meaningful new careers right here on Long Island, but more are in need of help. If you or a loved one are interested in exploring the opportunities offered at New Hope, or in donating your time to a worthy cause, Siler strongly suggests contacting the organization through their website to learn more about their life-changing services.