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2019 Military Ball for ALL

We are having a ball - literally - to combat the disgrace of veteran homelessness in NE Florida and you are most graciously invited to aid us in our mission.

The 2019 Military Ball for All honors the seven-year success of Jacksonville's Five Star Veterans Center and recovering homeless military veterans from all walks of life, who have found a home and wrap around support services to rebuild their lives, dignity and families.

Five Star Veterans Center (a 501.3c) is a 39-bed facility but is much more than a homeless shelter. Over the last seven years, our successful mission has been to transition homeless veterans to a fruitful life by providing wrap-around services proven to help restore their mental and physical health, reconnect them with loved ones, and prepare them to rejoin our community and live a dignified and productive life.  Veterans reside at Five Star Veterans Center from six to 18 months.


Col Len Loving, our Executive Director, has been inducted into the Florida Veterans Hall of Fame and honored by the Jacksonville Chamber of Commerce for his work restoring the lives of local veterans. A generous grant from The Delores Barr Weaver Foundation supports our mental health and Post Traumatic Stress (PTSD) counseling program.

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Helping homeless veterans

Passport to Independence

By attending this uplifting and entertaining event, concerned citizens of our community can enjoy all the pomp and circumstance of a traditional military ball while supporting one of the most dynamic and impact-full programs in the country for our homeless Heroes. The evening includes:

  • Dinner Gala

  • Dancing

  • Black Tie Optional

  • Live Auction with Senator Aaron Bean

  • Special VIP Speakers

Sponsorship’s available. Auction items appreciated. All proceeds benefit recovering homeless veterans

By attending, you will contribute to this unique facility, where formerly homeless veterans are afforded dignity they deserve. Most recovering veterans reside at this flourishing facility from six to 18 months while they rebuild their lives through mental health counseling, continuing education, and the introduction of dignity job opportunities.