Home Of The Brave, Veterans Transitional Housing is a Veteran owned start-up nonprofit Veterans transitional housing program with onsite lodging which is located and based in Eastern North Carolina where we aim at providing our services.

It is our mission to provide various Mental health programs to include PTSD counseling and support, Christian counseling, professional counseling, Mental Health skill building, wrap around services, and a 24/7 crisis hotline; Assisting Veterans, homeless or otherwise, with restoring themselves spiritually, mentally, and physically. We also engage ourselves in assisting our veterans with learning job skills, interviewing skills, and re-socialization both with family and society in general.

Home Of The Brave, Veterans Transitional Housing empowers Veterans through the steps of being in crisis to achieving self-reliance. Our vision is to lower the number of Veterans suicides which is at a national level of 22 per day. It is our mission to one day be able to eradicate Veteran suicide all together. To stabilize Veterans in crisis through housing, mental health programs, PTSD support. Veterans will also learn job skills and interviewing skills to obtain jobs. Re-entry to society and the family unit.

We look forward to providing our services to Veterans within the horizons of Elizabeth City, Moyock, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Suffolk, Edenton, and veterans from around the country.

Who We Are

President Merlin O. Waldron is a Veteran of 23 years in the military. He is also a retired federal agent. Possesses a B.A. in Psychology and Sociology, Double Master’s one in Special Education and the other in administration. Possesses the understanding of Military Life, understands the struggles and success. Understands the camaraderie that lasts a lifetime.

Founder and Executive Director  Dr. Michelle M. Waldron has over 25 years’ experience in the Mental Health field. She holds a BA in Psychology and Sociology, Master’s in Counseling with an emphasis in Leadership and Outreach, and holds a Doctorate in Counseling with an emphasis in Crisis Intervention and Management.

CEO Shane M.Hartley is a Marine Corps service-related disabled veteran.

Board Member

Board Member Stefan Goretski
Retired service-disabled veteran, retired after 21 years of service in the United States Navy.

Home Of The Brave, Veterans Transitional Housing has an insatiable desire to create value by building upon each other’s capabilities through collaboration, and by motivating to take action while providing support and guidance through the process to achieve greatness.