21 WFMJ Richard Valero San Diego Founder VIP

Thanks to NBC station 21 WFMJ for publishing the story of how Richard Valero the founder of Veterans Independence Project in San Diego worked tirelessly to secure housing for homeless Vets on Thursday, December 3rd, 2020.

The stated goal of the Veterans Independence Project (VIP) founded by Richard Valero in San Diego is to aid homeless veterans work their way back into society.  The cornerstone of that goal is to provide permanent…
Thursday, December 3rd
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Helping Homeless Vets in San Diego, CA

We want to thank Chanel 2 for printing the feature about Richard Valero and his path to the creation of the Veterans Independence Project here in San Diego.

We are very pleased they chose to include the video from our Supporter Site https://vipsupporter.com/


San Diego, CA – Veterans Independence Project came into existence with the sole aim to provide shelter for veterans who have now become homeless. The organization is committed to providing permanent, affordable, supportive, safe, and secure housing

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Helping La Jolla vets transition off the streets

A homeless veteran displays his service photo at a recent 'Stand Down' event. Read more: San Diego Community News Group - Helping La Jolla vets transition off the streets

This article was published in the San Diego Community Newspaper Group’s SDNews.com in Feb. of 2017, written by Dave Schwab.

It tells the story about VIP’s Richard Valero and a project working to get homeless veterans off the streets permanently. . That will be accomplished through a three-year program to get homeless vets off the streets, one more step toward their independence.

Part of the story explains how VIP was created, borne out of the need to educate and house … Read the rest “Helping La Jolla vets transition off the streets”

City Sanctioned


The first city-sanctioned homeless encampment is scheduled to open Monday in a public works yard near Balboa Park with tents, security, food, showers, restrooms and social services for more than 200 people, San Diego Mayor Kevin Faulconer and other officials announced Wednesday.

Speaking at the city operations yard that will be used for the camp area, Faulconer said the site will be short-lived, with a plan to begin moving people out after the first of three large industrial tents … Read the rest “City Sanctioned”