Veterans Helping Veterans

Meadows Edge remains committed to helping those that defended our nation.

Facility Hours Opening: 0800 — Closing: 1600

Mission Statement

VHV provides a second home with a veteran-centric social environment where veterans can build resilience to break the cascading effect of hopelessness that leads to suicide. Veterans at all stages of need are welcome; veterans who want to give back, veterans that miss the camaraderie, and veterans struggling. VHV is the conduit connecting veterans’ needs to gold-standard, vetted services, and resources. You are not alone.

COVID 19 Facility Risk Status

In order to ensure the safety of our guests during the COVID 19 outbreak, VHV will post a current risk guide for the facility based on known exposures and continue to implement all CDC recommendations for sanitization of the facility.

No one in this facility has had known contact with anyone infected with COVID 19 in over 14 days.

Current Guest Safety Measures in Place

  1. Persons entering MUST sanitize their hands.
  2. Persons will wear a mask except when seated.
  3. Persons will maintain six feet of social distancing.

Current Staff Safety Measures in Place

  1. Facility is sanitized every morning.
  2. Food handlers must wear gloves and mask.
  3. All food is served in individual portions.
  4. Staff will wear masks while engaging with guests.

Hall Photo

The purpose of Veterans Helping Veterans is to provide at-risk veterans with a safe harbor where they can connect with other veterans, fortifying their own resilience and paying it forward to other veterans.

Each weekday from 0800-1600, veterans are welcome to connect with other veterans, have a cup of coffee, and a light meal. A veteran can find help navigating through the challenge of paperwork, applications, and resources that might otherwise be overwhelming. We will help to make connections to counselors, employment services, veteran benefits, volunteer opportunities, and other veteran-centric organizations. We will simply be here for each other.

Veterans Helping Veterans is located at The Forge, 210 E 7th Avenue, Homestead PA. The venue is a newly revitalized 4000 sq. ft event center for a local winery, Wines of America, owned by Michael Lisovich, USMC, Ret, CWO, and founder of Meadows Edge. Complete with lap-tops, Wi-Fi, tables, sofas, flat-screen TVs, games, and books, a veteran can check e-mail, complete paperwork or unplug and unwind, A 26’ wall in the Boulevard of Heroes, features photos of all veterans entering this space, willing bring a photo. All are asked to agree to a Code of Conduct that allows us to uphold our mission and taps are played at the end of the day. The comfortable upcycled setting can be used by VSOs for client meetings and business meetings, 0800-1600, M-F upon request.

Veterans Helping Veterans, Meadows Edge is a time and place to check-in and re-calibrate. It is a place to bolster resilience and a place where Veterans can help other veterans. We are here opening to remind veterans that they are not alone. Through listening ear, a warm cup of coffee or someone who has walked in their shoes, a veteran can gather perspective, receive validation, and feel valued. We will be ready, a lifeline of hope for our Pittsburgh area veterans.

Get Involved

The non-profit Veterans Helping Veterans, Meadows Edge relies on volunteers, donations, and fundraising to meet the needs of our veterans. If your corporation, group, family, or you as an individual would like to join the efforts to alleviate veteran suicide through relationship and care, please contact us to explore ways to get involved.