The HADIT Home Story
The HADIT Home for Veterans had its beginning in the summer of 2000 as the Service To Mankind Home better known as the SEROTMA Home. Army veteran Daniel James organized it as a 501(c)3 entity registered with the IRS. It was established to help those in need to get the resources they couldn’t find elsewhere. Over the past 20 years dozens of residents and visitors have received lodging, food, clothing, toiletries, furniture, financial or emotional support from the Home.
In 2018, the Home became aware that 22 hopeless veterans commit suicide every day. That comes to more than 6,000 each year which is more than the total of all American service members who lost their lives defending our country over the past 20 years. As the Home was founded by a veteran and many of those helped were veterans, it was decided to focus on our forgotten heroes – fellow veterans. Hence the name was changed to the Helping Addicted or Disabled Individuals Together Home for Veterans or more affectionately known as the HADIT Home.
The new name is registered with the NC Secretary of State’s Office and the IRS. Because it is a Christian facility, the Home still assists anyone homeless, addicted or disabled. The Home continues to operate the same, but preference for an empty bed is given to veterans.