Upstairs Artspace is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization whose mission is to develop an understanding and appreciation of contemporary art and craft forms through exhibits, programs, and educational activities that enrich the cultural life of the region.
Our vision is to cultivate & open doors to education through: providing financial support, developing leadership skills, life on life relationship building, and exposure to the democratic process.
To support local veterans successfully transition home after military service.
To enhance the health and wellness; mind, body, and soul, of our veteran community.
To preserve and promote the legacy of honorable veteran service through historical research, documentation correction and proper recognition.
To rescue, train and partner animals with veterans suffering from loneliness, depression, Post Traumatic Stress, Traumatic Brain Injury and physical disabilities.
Restoring home, health and spirit allows our residents to focus on a tailored program that gives them the skills, education, confidence and a plan to rebuild their lives and reestablish them as net contributors to our community.
VHVH’s 30/30/90/30 program is customized to each resident in concert with our staff, led by a case manager and delivered over approximately 1 year. Our focus is moving our veterans to permanent housing and independence as soon as possible, yet our program has the flexibility to extend the veteran’s care to almost 2 years if necessary.
The overarching goal is to invest in FBOs as mutual business partners to adopt effective and sustainable policy, systems, and environmental change (PSE) strategies to enhance healthier lifestyle choices, develop tobacco-free sites, implement sustainable physical activities and nutritional options. VHB incorporates a 10-month FBOs competition team challenge that uses a community-based framework to provide tools and resources to improve healthy outcomes.