We need your help. We need funding to continue to provide the programs that our veterans need to improve their lives. We are a privately funded organization and receive no funds from the government. By donating to The Guardians Foundation you will make a lasting, positive change in the life of a veteran.
Volunteers are always welcome as are veterans on the pathway to employment. The Guardians Foundation has been extremely successful in placing and guiding individuals to employment and apprenticeships that best match their individual skill sets.
We are always looking to help local veterans with any work or projects they may have. The Guardians Foundation uses these requests to help veterans get back to work and gain a sense of purpose again.
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EVERYONE. EVERYWHERE. EQUAL VALUE.
Utilizing resources within our communities, we reach out to veterans and their families to bring comfort, offer hope, and provide immediate assistance using fluid and effective methods. With an empathetic and passionate staff, we take ownership of, and strive to resolve, core issues facing our honored veterans.
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HELP VETERANS IN NEED
Act now and help veterans in desperate need for assistance. Just by giving a little bit of your time you can change the lives of many veterans.
HOW WE HELP
If you are homeless, at risk of becoming homeless, or know of someone who is, please complete the Request for Assistance form. We have facilities within the Inland Northwest and partnerships with like-minded organizations.
Emergency Funds & Unexpected Expenses
We’ve helped countless veterans with rent, deposits, application fees, utilities, prescriptions, transportation, phones, vehicle repairs, etc. It just takes one unexpected expense that can spiral an individual into homelessness.
Educational & Job Opportunities
If you are a veteran on a pathway to employment, The Guardians Foundation has been extremely successful in placing and guiding individuals to employment and apprenticeships that best match their individual skill sets.
Outdoor Sportsmanship Program
We are blessed in this part of the country to be able to engage in many outdoor activities. Three times a year we schedule for groups of veterans who wish to participate in these outdoor activities, hiking, biking, and boating.
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“My husband left about 5 years ago and the state and I have been unable to find him to set child support. I have worked as much as possible to makes ends meet but I am in a great deal of pain and 80% disabled through the VA. That has been a blessing but I am only able to just make it month to month with only that and $500 a month in wages. Buying the girls mattresses is not an expense I have been able to afford. They still sleep on their crib mattresses that I have duct taped to hold them together. I am so grateful for the help I received at The Guardians Foundation TGF Thrift Store in Post Falls. Not only did they provide beds for my children but they delivered them to my home in Kingston on a Sunday.”
“The Guardians Foundation was so helpful – they moved us to Cheney, WA. We have no vehicle so they gave us rides to our apartment with the Guardians van and another vehicle. We had to have them make two trips. They helped move furniture, boxes, plus helped us set up our beds and arranged the bedroom so we were able to go to sleep in our new home without worries. We were not able to afford a moving van so having The Guardians Foundation help was the only way we were able to move to a disabled, low-income apartment. They worked until after 7:30pm. We are so grateful and thankful for all their help.”
“I’m a new patient to the VA in Spokane. I am rated permanent & total disabled by the VA and have housebound status for my medical conditions. I needed a safe place to stay since I didn’t feel safe going home. Within a few hours of first contacting Mike, I had a home to go to and all the amenities I could ask for. Thank you to The Guardians Foundation!”
“The Guardians Foundation gave me a safe place to live. They removed alcohol from my living situation, giving me the ability to have a safe place to eat and cook food. The shelter is close to easy bus access. Mike Shaw gave me rides to my VA medical appointments.”