Second Act Communities | Operation: Now It’s Our Turn
We are leading the charge across the nation to end child homelessness. Our purpose is to create quality homes and communities for children and their families.
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Operation: Now It’s Our Turn










Second Act Communities is taking national action to solve the emergency of chronic Veterans Homelessness. Our mission is to bridge the gap for the homeless veterans that were not qualified for government homelessness services. Proceeds from Operation: Now It’s Our Turn will be used for the development of veterans facilities in the Metropolitan area.

  • As of 2017, HUD (Dept. of Housing and Urban Development) estimated that 39,741 Veterans are homeless on any given night
  • 40% of the US population are Veterans
  • Roughly 9% are Female

In Hampton Roads*

  • More than 9% of Veterans make up the population in the greater Hampton Roads area
  • In 2016, 193 homeless veterans were counted on the street*

*Information Obtained from


National Actions

Operation: Now It’s Our Turn, Social Media Campaign

Kick Off Date: July 1st, 2018

Where: Nation Wide Social Media

We have created the #ItsOurTurn online Campaign

Option 1

Record a 30sec – 1 minute video of you saying why #ItsOurTurn to End Veterans Homelessness


Option 2

Email your quotes/statements and a photo (photo) to Raven Keenan at so we can share on our social media pages.

At the end of your video make the pledge for a small donation to Operation: Now It’s Our Turn and link that pledge to your social media pages.

Local Actions

Operation: Now It’s Our Turn Rally

When: Saturday, July 14th, 2018

Time: 10am-12pm

Where: Norfolk VA

This event is not a protest. It is a day to come together as a community to bring awareness to our American heroes that live on the streets because of Mental Health Issues, Drug Abuse or the inability to transition back into civilian life. This event will be the first local kick off action for Operation: Now It’s Our Turn. The rally will also push towards our next activity, the Sleepout for the Homeless in Norfolk, VA.

Operation: Now It’s Our Turn Veteran’s BBQ Cook-Off and Awards

Partnership: Bethesda Baptist Church

When: Saturday, October 6, 2018

Time: 11:00am – 6:00pm

Where: Richmond, Virginia

Come out, bring the family, enjoy the music and taste some of the best BBQ in Virginia. #ONIOT, A campaign to End Veteran Homelessness, with Bethesda Baptist Church. All proceeds will go to Operation: Now It’s Our Turn.

Operation: Now It’s Our Turn Major Gifts 2018 Fete

When: Saturday, November 17th, 2018

Time: 7:00pm – 11:00pm

Where: The Main, Norfolk

Join Second Act Communities and other trailblazers, tastemakers and, influencers for a night under the stars for our Operation: Now It’s Our Turn Major Gifts Fete. This event will showcase all of the hard work that Operation :Now It’s Our Turn has contributed to ending Veterans Homelessness in Hampton Roads. For More Information, visit Fall 2018 Fete today!