Glick’s Founding Mission to Support Veterans Holds True
Glick’s long history of supporting veterans dates back to 1947, when Gene B. Glick – a WWII veteran – founded the company to help give his fellow veterans a place to call home. Today, Glick continues to lead with Gene’s mission in mind.
One in three homeless individuals are an honorably discharged veteran, and tens of thousands still lack stability. That’s why in 2018, Glick established the Housing Our Heroes program, a collaboration with the Helping Veterans and Families (HVAF) and the City of Indianapolis, to help veterans overcome barriers to housing and self-sufficiency. The program celebrated its third anniversary this year, and to date, 23 veterans have been served at select Glick properties in Indianapolis.
“When every one of our Housing Our Heroes residents signed up to go in the military, they signed up to serve our country with good intentions,” said Angela Wolf, Housing Our Heroes Service Coordinator. “To continue the Housing Our Heroes program is a way to honor them for their service with an opportunity to achieve stable housing.”
Glick’s efforts to support veterans goes beyond providing a place to call home – We also aim to help them feel valued and supported by their communities. Angela recently assisted the Benjamin Harrison YMCA during its Veterans Appreciation Week celebration. As part of a “Dine and Dash,” Angela – along with other Service Coordinators, property management, and maintenance staff – prepared gift bags, to-go meals and emergency preparedness supplies, which were then distributed to veterans at Glick properties.
Glick is proud to advance stability and belonging among veterans in the communities we serve.