“Veterans need a coordinated effort that provides secure housing, nutritional meals, basic physical health care, substance abuse care and aftercare, mental health counseling, personal development and empowerment. Additionally, Veterans need job assessment, training and placement assistance.”
— National Council of Homeless Veterans


Solutions for Veterans (SFV) was originally founded in 1999 as the service arm of a faith-based nonprofit. Led by a coalition of Veterans and other professionals, today this mission-driven, nonprofit organization establishes, coordinates and monitors the provision of services to Veterans at supportive housing communities.  With onsite staff, Solutions for Veterans develops supportive service programs designed to meet the needs of each community it serves.  Whether education or employment, health care or counseling, Solutions for Veterans  ensures that Veteran residents are connected to the services they need to achieve greater independence and expanded possibilities in life.

Our localized, two-fold approach in this effort is both collaborative and comprehensive:

Solutions for Veterans collaborates with the local VA to incorporate the many opportunities available on each campus. In addition, Solutions for Veterans partners directly with community-based service providers that not only offer services of the highest quality but also have a keen understanding of the distinct needs of Veterans.

This diverse blend of services is unique but essential to serving Veterans and fulfilling the promise of supportive housing.  Our seasoned staff members are trained to identify - through the trusting, one-on-one relationships they form with residents - what each resident needs, individually. Whether one or many, the variety of services available allows for a focus on the whole person, which in turn paves the way for Veterans to engage not only as a member of their living community but also of their community at large.


Board of Trustees

Board Chairman/President

Craig Taylor
Veteran, U.S. Air Force
Communities for Veterans, LLC
Atlanta, GA

Board Secretary & Treasurer

Don Paxton
Founder & President/Director of Development
Beneficial Communities
Sarasota, FL

Board Officers/Trustees

Jeffrey C. Nolan
U. S. Navy, Retired
Ellenwood, GA

Gary Noller
U. S. Army, Retired
Kerrville, TX

Adam Gratzer
Veteran, U. S. Army
Raymond James Tax Credit Funds, Inc.
St. Petersburg, FL


Our Staff

Miki McBride, Director of Operations

As Director of Operations for Solutions for Veterans, Miki McBride works with myriad different agencies, government entities, and other nonprofit organizations, as well as site management companies and outside contractors, to deliver safe, affordable, service-enriched housing to special populations. She has worked as a director in nonprofit administration for over twenty-five years, and for over ten years in the special housing and services arena. Ms. McBride is experienced in funding compliance and support service delivery, while addressing the particular needs of a diverse, special needs resident group. Her previous experience directing the joint ventures of two large international nonprofit associations has made Ms. McBride uniquely qualified at handling business relationships on multiple levels, directing staff internally and on project sites, interfacing with Boards and upper administration, locating and identifying resources in the community, and directing contractors from multiple industries. Ms. McBride received her Master of Divinity degree from Emory University’s Candler School of Theology, and her Bachelor of Arts from Mercer University Atlanta, where she majored in Philosophy, Psychology and Religion.

Chakita Brown-Rivers, Administrative Assistant

In her position as Administrative Assistant, Ms. Brown-Rivers handles all of the general operations of the office and coordinates most of the contact with property managers and staff for the various projects. Ms. Brown-Rivers brings significant experience to the organization particularly with property staff, vendors, and government offices and representatives.