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Connie Henderson Lindsay: Winner of the 2024 Great Companies International Women Entrepreneur Award

Name: Connie Henderson Lindsay

Business Name: Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc.

Location: Tampa , USA

Establishment (Year): 2016

Category: Veterans Non-Profit Organization

Company Detail:

Liberty Manor is rather unique from any other program in America because it provides housing to veterans that do not suffer from drug or alcohol addictions nor do they suffer from any mental health diagnosis...these are the veterans that played it straight all their life and traditionally, no services were provided to them!

Liberty Manor for Veterans serves honorably discharged male Veterans that are homeless due to falling victim to unemployment or perhaps they suffered a sudden disability which now prevents the Veteran from gaining full-time gainful employment.

Liberty Manor "fills the void in services" by providing the veterans with some of the basic resources until they can attain a deserving disability pension or if they are otherwise healthy - they procure a career opportunity for them. Liberty Manor provides an array of services that include housing, transportation, clothing, and food.

Unique Selling Proposition or Competitive Advantage:

They are the leaders and the pioneers in providing residential services and resources to homeless and disabled veterans - who do not suffer from any substance abuse addictions. Actually, Liberty Manor is the first in the country to provide this service to veterans that have "played it straight" all their life and refrained from partaking in drugs and/or alcohol.

Challenges Faced During the Journey

Liberty Manor for Veterans, Inc has proven results that the community can enjoy the victorious rewards of a program destined to build community solutions while reducing the rampant rate of homelessness as it relates to former military servicemen. This initiative addresses veteran homeless issues, food, clothing, and transportation - everything needed to transition veterans back into the community preventing homelessness in the future.

The challenge is procuring enough resources to execute the plan because there is no money to be made in the homeless veteran business, however, they have persevered for sixteen years and overcome the adversity.

Advice for Women Entrepreneurs:

Always keep their head up and persevere through all adversity.

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Patricia Schenck
Patricia Schenck
Apr 13

An award eell deserved for this lady who I know has always been so dedicated in helping our veterans. Congratulations Connie!

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