Warrior Bridge

Warrior Bridge is ServiceSource program that helps veterans with disabilities transition from military to civilian life and reintegrate into their communities.

We provide job placement… affordable housing… B & G Endowment Funds (one-time, emergency grants to veterans for housing, health, transportation, and work-related needs… Veterans Mall (storeroom of kitchen, bath, and bedroom essentials and job-interview clothes given for free to injured veterans referred from the Bill Young and James Haley VA Hospitals who are transitioning from homelessness to apartment life, and… in partnership with The Home Depot Foundation, the renovation of residences and facilities serving veterans―all at no cost.

To date, the Mall has helped 1,700 formerly homeless veterans enjoy the stability of a healthy, secure home environment and avoid a return the streets, and, thanks to Home Depot, we’ve renovated 52 veterans’ homes and facilities, rendering them accessible, safe, and energy-efficient.

We also have veterans volunteer opportunities, especially the landscaping and re-nourishment of our Veterans Tribute Garden, Pavilion & Flag Salute in Clearwater.

If you encounter any veterans in need of our services or would like visit the Mall at the address below, please let me know.

Frank De Lucia Florida Program Development Executive

Strategy and Innovation

Warrior Bridge | ABILHouse | Veterans Mall | HS/HT

Abilities, Inc. dba ServiceSource Florida Regional Office 2735 Whitney Road Clearwater, FL 33760-1610 727-600-8900 www.servicesource.org

About Jeff Cavanagh

Jeff Cavanagh spent his freshman year at St. Petersburg Junior College back in the early 70s before enlisting in the United States Navy. Soon after, he attended Jacksonville University on a Navy ROTC scholarship. After college, he was commissioned and became a qualified Surface Warfare Officer spending the next 22 years honing his skills as a ship-handler and expert recruiter before retiring in 1994. Jeff expresses a deep sense of pride in St. Petersburg College due to connections that go back many years. His father, Tom Cavanagh, was a career Air Force fighter pilot and combat veteran who taught Geography and Western Civilization at St. Petersburg Junior College in the 60’s and 70’s.

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