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Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs is a well-known psychological theory that categorizes human needs into a hierarchical structure.  It proposes that individuals must fulfill their basic physiological needs before progressing to higher levels of psychological and self-fulfillment needs.  In the context of VIP's mission to provide shelter and wraparound services to unsheltered Veterans or those at risk of becoming so, we can draw a parallel between Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs and the essential services offered by VIP.  By addressing the fundamental needs of Veterans, VIP plays a vital role in supporting their journey toward self-actualization and well-being.

VIP's mission to provide shelter and wraparound services to unsheltered veterans aligns closely with Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs.  By addressing veterans' physiological needs, ensuring their safety, fostering social connections, enhancing self-esteem, and supporting their journey toward self-actualization, VIP plays a crucial role in helping veterans rebuild their lives.  Through their comprehensive approach, VIP enables veterans to progress through Maslow's Hierarchy, ultimately leading to a path of stability, well-being, and a renewed sense of purpose.


Physiological Needs

VIP recognizes that unsheltered Veterans lack access to these essential requirements. By providing shelters, nutritious meals, and healthcare services, VIP addresses the foundational needs of Veterans, ensuring their physical well-being and safety.


Safety and Security Needs

Many unsheltered Veterans face precarious living situations, which often leave them vulnerable to various threats. VIP's mission involves offering safe and stable housing options to Veterans, protecting them from the dangers of homelessness and creating an environment where they can feel secure.


Social Needs

 Unsheltered Veterans often experience isolation and detachment from society, which can lead to feelings of loneliness and despair. VIP's wraparound services aim to address these social needs by fostering a supportive community for Veterans, facilitating connections with peers, mentors, and volunteers who understand their experiences.


Esteem Needs

VIP recognizes the importance of instilling a sense of pride and self-esteem in Veterans by offering personalized support, career counseling, and skill-building programs. By empowering Veterans to rediscover their abilities and talents, VIP helps them regain their sense of self-esteem.



VIP's mission goes beyond addressing immediate needs and aspires to support Veterans in their journey towards self-actualization. By providing comprehensive wraparound services such as mental health counseling, education and training opportunities, and job placement assistance, VIP helps Veterans develop the necessary skills and resources to lead fulfilling and purposeful lives.


VIP Commitments


Care about the health and well being of Veterans

Create individualized success plans for each Veteran

Collaborate with Department of Veteran Affairs, Local Employers, Professional Clinicians, and other community members to provide wraparound services

Challenge our Veterans to create new behaviors to enhance their quality of life


Commit to the program initiatives

Connect with all available resources

Correct their path

Change their lives

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