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The vision of the TVRC is to provide a safe haven for homeless Veterans or Veterans who require assistance in job training, interview skills, life skills and counseling to get them back on their feet and reestablished into their communities as productive citizens. The TVRC is a “judgement free” zone. Which simply means, that no Veteran will be judged or criticized based upon the type of discharge, rank, color, creed, nationality, gender or status. If you served in the Armed Forces, were discharged and life has thrown some unforeseen circumstances your way, then this is the place to hit the reset button and start over.

The TVRC will provide housing for homeless Veterans for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 6 months. During their stay, they will be provided housing, clothing, food and medical (on a case by case basis). They will be taught life skills to include but not limited to: hygiene, grooming, interview skills, trade skills, job placement and other services. Prior to any admittance to any TVRC facility for housing all potential residents must agree to a dry community. This includes but not limited to consumption of alcohol, illicit use of drugs and usage of tobacco products. This is in place to assist Veterans in their transition into their new lives.

For those who are not homeless, but just need to be pointed in the another direction, they will be provided but not limited to: resume writing skills, interview skills, job search, financial counseling and other services to help get them back into the game of life. With this assistance, Veterans will be able to get their lives back on track and to fulfill their unfulfilled dreams and expectations.

Once completed, the Veterans who have used our services, should be in a better position to reclaim their status in their communities not only as contributors, but also builders. They will have established a blueprint on which to follow regain gainful employment and rebuild their lives.

What We Do

Housing

We provide a safe judgment free zone that includes housing, food, and clothing to displaced vetereans.

Counseling

We help connect the displaced to psychological, county, social, and the VA counseling.

Job Placement

We offer career & job counseling, education, and prep and provide further job connections with local county facilities.

Individual Development

The TVRC is run by veterans who have valuable experience and provide support coaching and mentorship along every step.

With Your Help, We Can Make A Difference

“Every veteran deserves safe and permanent housing,” said Kathryn Monet, CEO of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. “We’ve got to pair investments in affordable housing with housing-first initiatives in order to see true success.”

Thousands of housing vouchers for veterans went unused last year, hurting efforts to end homelessness

Our Mission & Approach

The vision of the TVRC is to provide a safe haven for homeless Veterans or Veterans who require assistance in job training, interview skills, life skills and counseling to get them back on their feet and reestablished into their communities as productive citizens. The TVRC is a “judgement free” zone. Which simply means, that no Veteran will be judged or criticized based upon the type of discharge, rank, color, creed, nationality, gender or status. If you served in the Armed Forces, were discharged and life has thrown some unforeseen circumstances your way, then this is the place to hit the reset button and start over.

The TVRC will provide housing for homeless Veterans for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 6 months. During their stay, they will be provided housing, clothing, food and medical (on a case by case basis). They will be taught life skills to include but not limited to: hygiene, grooming, interview skills, trade skills, job placement and other services. Prior to any admittance to any TVRC facility for housing all potential residents must agree to a dry community. This includes but not limited to consumption of alcohol, illicit use of drugs and usage of tobacco products. This is in place to assist Veterans in their transition into their new lives.

For those who are not homeless, but just need to be pointed in the another direction, they will be provided but not limited to: resume writing skills, interview skills, job search, financial counseling and other services to help get them back into the game of life. With this assistance, Veterans will be able to get their lives back on track and to fulfill their unfulfilled dreams and expectations.

Once completed, the Veterans who have used our services, should be in a better position to reclaim their status in their communities not only as contributors, but also builders. They will have established a blueprint on which to follow regain gainful employment and rebuild their lives.

The 5R’s

The TVRC will work on the model of the 5R’s: restart, retrain, rethink, readjust and redirection. These 5 principles will be etched into the Veterans daily thinking as they strive to get their lives back on track and in order.

Restart

This is based on the principle that you can restart your life, but you can not go backwards. We all would love to go back in time and change things in our lives we may have missed or wish we could do over. However, since we can not change the past, we must use the past to change our present course for our future. In a sense, this is a restart. From the day they are admitted into the program, they have chosen to restart their lives. One step forward starts their new journey.

Retrain

This is based upon the principle that you have to retrain your mind to remember those basic skills you have missed or can not recall. There may be skills you have not used in a long time or ones you forgotten that you’ve had. You may be gifted with working with your hands, but may have forgotten that skill because you have not used them in a long time. This will help you retrain what you thought you lost and bring those skills to the forefront.

Rethink

This is based upon the principle that you have to rethink what you currently believe. A lot of times, we think we know the right way and what is best. This principle allows you to rethink what is important, what path you should take and what is best for you. Once you learn to rethink what is important and what you truly want, you will be able to make wiser decisions for a more sustainable future.

Readjust

This based upon the principle that you have to readjust where you are and where you want to be. Sometimes, we think we are stuck or we can not go anywhere and this is where we’re meant to be. Once your rethink what’s important to you, you can then readjust where you are and where you wanna be. Adjustment is sometimes hard, but once you realize there is a better way, you can readjust your goals, dreams and mindset. You will kill the ideology of ” I’m just stuck.”

Redirection

This principle encompasses ALL 4R’s into one solid plan. Once you allow yourself to restart your life, retrain your ability to use your skills, rethink what is important and readjust your mindset; you will then be able to redirect your life down a pathway that will lead to the life you have always desired. You will then be able to reposition yourself to achieve everything you’ve been longing and now have to ability to attain.

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A Letter from the Founder

The Veterans Reset Center (TVRC) is a non-profit organization designed to assist displaced Veterans in finding a new pathway in life. This mission will include the extension of its services to all Veterans who are in need to reset their lives.
“It’s never too late for a new beginning”. At the TVRC, we are here to help displaced veterans and show how to hit the “reset” button and start over. Our mission is to unlock those hidden talents and redirect those in need along a path that will lead to a thriving existance .

The TVRC works on the principles of the 5R’s: restart, retrain, rethink, readjust and redirection.

“Remember it is never too late for a new beginning”.

Sheldon R. Stewart

Sheldon R. Stewart, Founder/CEO

Our Board

Sheldon R. Stewart

Sheldon is the founder and visionary for the Veterans Reset Center. He is a Veteran of the US Army Military Police Corps where he served honorably for 6 years. He brings more than 6yrs of experience in the assistance and education of Veterans in the entitlement and procedural process of VA benefits. He has serviced 1,000’s of Veterans worldwide during his tenure within the Department of Veterans Affairs. He has gained a very reputable reputation within the political realm of Congressional/Senatorial staffers throughout the Southern New Jersey, Delaware and Philadelphia regions. He was the “go to” person for staffers when a Veteran or their family members had any issues, concerns or questions in regards to pending or unresolved VA inquiries.

He is a graduate of Rowan University’s Communications/Public Relations curriculum. Sheldon enjoys public speaking and educating his fellow Veterans and families in the policies and procedures in regards to VA benefits. He believes the most common failure is that “people do not know cause they do not ask.” Veterans and their families have become frustrated with the various VA benefits and how to become entitled to them. He realized that the crusk of their frustration is not the entitlement or procurement of the benefits, but more so in the not knowing of what the benefits are and how they can go about attaining them. He finds it most satisfying when he is able to assist the Veteran and the end result is the procurement of the benefit being sought. He firmly believes that “no man should be left behind”

“With confidence you have won, even before the race has begun”- Marcus Garvey

Stacey J. Roberts

Our team member Stacey J. Roberts, brings technical support and life skills education to the TVRC group. I have five years of teaching children with disabilities and over ten years teaching children from low income families provided by the government. Working with families of low income and children with disabilities will help me have better understanding and compassion of people with different backgrounds.

I am very passionate about giving everyone choices and resources to meet their goal. I believe that you start with empowerment, self-worth, understanding and hope, that one will be able to tackle the challenging yet fulfilling road ahead.

Our Veterans experience some type of everyday life challenges and it is not uncommon for their lives to unravel. I am here to bring healing to our Veterans and assist them in finding a healthier perception of themselves. There is nothing more empowering than completing a journey that you never thought you could finish. TVRC is a testament to that. I look foward to working with each and everyone of you.

“Leaders become great not because of their power but, because of their ability to empower others”—John Maxwell

Melissa Roughgarden

Our team member Melissa Roughgarden brings over a decade of social service experience to The Veterans Reset Center. Melissa worked as a Senior Constituent Services Representative for legislators on both the State and Federal level. During her tenure she helped hundreds of veterans and their families navigate the complex governmental programs available.

As the daughter of a USAF Colonel Melissa developed a deep respect for our nation’s veterans and the sacrifices they made for our country. She is a compassionate and tenacious person who will work tirelessly for the better good of our veterans.

“I look forward to assisting our veterans at The Veterans Reset Center. It is an honor and privilege to do so. I truly believe our veterans in need will have the opportunity to move forward in their lives. They will be given the tools they are seeking to have happy, healthy, and productive futures. There is no better feeling than being able to help our nations veterans” said Ms. Roughgarden.

“Kindness is the language which the deaf can hear and the blind can see.”–Mark Twain

Michael DiVietro

I graduated Rowan University in May 2001 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Geography, specializing in Land Use Planning. I abandoned my planned career track, and enrolled in Paramedic School at Camden County College while pursuing a full time job as an EMT in Camden City, New Jersey.

I graduated Paramedic School in 2004 working in greater Camden County, After close to 15 years, l left EMS to help with the family business. I immersed myself in the business and seeing the value of working so closely with developers, I obtained my Real Estate license in 2016 and immediately went to work as a commercial real estate broker. While maintaining a perspective on community and economic development and the need for focused citizen engagement through his time in Camden, both as a resident and as a public safety professional, I am committed to improving the quality of life in the region.

Through serving on the Public Participation Task Force of the Delaware Valley Regional Planning Commission for four years, I have the ability to contribute through evaluating Safe Route to School Corridor grants, serving on the Healthy Communities Taskforce, and contributing to the Haddon Avenue Corridor Beta Project. I am an active member of the Urban Land Institute South Jersey Council.

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Douglas McNeil Reed

Douglas McNeil Reed, military veteran and dedicated social justice advocate, has a expansive career that includes experience in law enforcement, organizational management, and working toward achieving greater diversity and equity within our armed forces. Douglas has lectured in courses at Columbia University that address concerns regarding correctional systems and institutions. Reed has served as a mentor to fellow soldiers and sports coach to local young adults. He has proven to be an invaluable resource to his neighborhood, church, and professional settings. Douglas’ vision and commitment to enhancing our social world can be best described through the words of Douglas Adams when he says, “to give real service you must add something which cannot be bought or measured with money, and that is sincerity and integrity.” Reeds most recent venture include non-profit development with a specific focus on justice reform in regional jails and prisons as an extension of his participation in his church’s Prison Ministry. His respect for people, appreciation for law and order, and desire to extend service to his communities drives his passion to ensure that individuals within our criminal justice system receive fair and equitable treatment and experience opportunities that support their access and transition to society upon release. Douglas Reed’s positive and charismatic energy is a strong influential and motivational tool to those who engage with his intellect and his work.

For I know the plans I have for you, “says the Lord. ” They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”

-Jeremiah 29:11

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