The G.I. Go Fund
Where Veterans Go Forward
The GI Go Fund has created a model for providing unparalleled support to our military
veterans, leading the way with innovative services for veterans to help them with
employment, homelessness, and connecting to their benefits. In each area, we have
established the blueprint for how veterans should be treated and assisted when they
return home, and we are now expanding our innovative methods to major cities
throughout the country to provide them with the support they need for them and their
Our employment program matches veterans with potential employers and identifies which
veterans are qualified to secure employment and which will require our assistance with
further job training, education or career planning so that they can continue their job
search with better preparation and confidence. GI Go also hosts numerous "Job and GI
Bill Fairs" that connect veterans with prospective employers in both the public and private
sector, each of whom have been selected for their dedication to hiring veterans.
For the homeless veteran population, we host outreach events called "Stand Downs"
which connect the homeless veterans with housing options, career counseling, and
addiction counseling, along with services from federal, state and local agencies,
non-profits, and health care provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). In
addition, we conduct "Midnight Missions", where scores of GI Go volunteers go out
before dawn to areas densely populated with homeless vets to provide them with food,
clothing, emergency VA medical assistance, as well as collect information that will begin
the process of helping them find housing and get off the streets.
When veterans return home, they struggle to secure their benefits from the VA. Through
our efforts, The GI Go Funds works directly with our former service members both
through outreach efforts and at centralized locations to link them to the resources they
need to access the federal, state, and local benefits they have earned.
The GI Go Fund is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization that provides assistance
to all military veterans, with a focus on veterans from Iraq and Afghanistan, by helping
them find employment, access housing, and secure their educational and health benefits.
The GI Go Fund was founded in 2006 following the death of Army Lt. Seth Dvorin, a
close friend to the organization’s co-founders, from wounds he suffered while
attempting to dismantle an IED in Iraq. The organization began as a small community
group, which aimed to preserve the memory of our friend through providing days of rest
and relaxation to our nation’s veterans. However, as we began to spend time with these
men and women, we began to understand that their problems and fears did not end the
minute they returned home, but instead had just begun.
As we came to understand the magnitude of the problems that plagued the veterans’
world, we began to expand our efforts, working with veterans to help them collect their
VA benefits, provide financial assistance to low income and homeless veterans, and
assist in their search for steady employment and the college of their choice. Since then,
we have helped tens of thousands of veterans throughout New Jersey and across the
country receive the assistance they need, and we look forward to our future of helping
all American veterans in their struggle to return home with honor.
2008-2012. The G.I. Go Fund is a 501(c)(3) charity organization.
Who We Are, What We Do, and Who We Do It For!
|Our work with homeless veterans on ABC's Secret Millionaire
|Story of Lt. Seth Dvorin and the founding of The GI Go Fund
The GI Go Fund has become one of the leaders in the veterans' community through
creating innovative, 21st century solutions to help veterans find employment, go to
college, access housing, and connect to their benefits. Through an innovative
partnership with Newark Mayor Cory Booker, we have created an historic program with
the city of Newark that provides cutting edge services to veterans in each of these
areas. The Newark program is receiving nationwide attention, with major cities across
the country looking to our organization to replicate the model we have created in
Newark for veterans living in their area.