• Over 15,000 veterans transition through San Diego each year.

  • Each year, approximately 250,000 veterans transition nationally from all branches of the military.

  • Veteran support organizations are not organized to provide holistic support to current and returning veterans.*

  • Veteran support organizations are focused on meeting acute and chronic needs of veterans, such as homelessness, immediate or severe health issues, or acute and chronic unemployment. Very little attention is given to preventing these conditions or intervening early to prevent them from becoming chronic.*

Through the combined experience of our team of veterans and industry professionals, the Carry On! Alliance is building a holistically designed, collaboratively operated residential campus. This campus, targeted for construction in Southern California, will embody a transitional culture, utilizing the best available career and personal development resources in order to guide a COA veteran through a comprehensive transition into his or her desired field.

The vision of the Carry On! Alliance is to create a community for veterans in need of transitional housing, vocational training, education, and employment placement. Carry On! Alliance collaborates with participants to develop a path toward a meaningful career and personal success after military service.

At our residential campus, the Carry On! Alliance team works individually with veterans to address immediate needs and establish long term goals. The Carry On! Alliance and its trusted partners work with the veteran to uncover strengths and interests, resulting in a comprehensive plan that creates opportunities for a purposeful career and a successful future.

*Supporting research conducted by the USC School of Social Work, The State of the American Veteran: The Los Angeles County Veterans Study

We choose to go to the moon. We choose to go to the moon in this decade and do other things, not because they are easy, but because they are hard, because that goal will serve to organize and measure the best of our energies and skills, because that challenge is one that we are willing to accept, one we are unwilling to postpone, and one which we intend to win, and the others, too.

— President John F. Kennedy
September 12, 1962
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