MISSION – Our mission is to prevent homelessness for female veterans. We do this by providing critical tools, education, services and training to our military women in order to strengthen their social and economic status, and to enhance and increase their personal and financial prosperity.

VISION – Our vision is a nation of financially secure and prosperous active duty and retired military women and men.

GOAL – The goal of Veterans Preference is to educate our military women in income and wealth building strategies to help increase and secure their finances, as well as the financial well-being of their future generations. Once their finances are secure, we will assist them in reaping the rewards of what they fought so hard for – a safe and secure home for themselves and their families.

OBJECTIVES – We expand financial education and outreach to the military community. Participants in our programs will acquire the skills and knowledge needed to make informed and effective decisions about their finances and their lives. They will be provided with job, career, and entrepreneurial training, financial and homeownership education and training. At the end of a successful first phase of instruction and training with us, the participants will be able to take advantage of opportunities such as small business creation, an increase in finances, and the purchase of a home.

We are striving to become the leading economic advocate for our active military and veterans. We work in tandem with cities and counties, community leaders, public and private sector agencies, foundations and corporations, to deliver financial education, training and other services to our military community.

Safe And Sound At Home (SASAH)
From Boot Camp to the Boardroom
Transitional to Permanent Housing
Project Seahorse (PS)
Vets For Pets
Home For Christmas


  • DELORES KOROKOUS, served twenty- five years in the US Army and retired July 1, 2003, with the rank of Sergeant First Class-E7. She was the recipient of Army Commendation Medals, Army Achievement Medals, Medal of Merit and US Army Top Recruiter Medal. She is the founder/ CEO of Waters of Jordan Enrichment Center Inc, a 501c3 human service organization located in Normal Heights, San Diego. The Center provides a variety of services to include women group meetings and Improving your Self- Esteem classes.

  • GILBERT R. HARLAN, MBA, is a financial services professional at New York Life with over 23 years of experience. He graduated from Prairie View A&M University of Texas in 1975 with a Degree in Political Science. He received his Master of Business Administration in Management Accounting with emphasis in Financial Management in 1989, from National University. He served as a Commissioned United States Naval Officer, in the Surface Warfare community, with twenty-four years of active and reserve service. He retired as a Commander. He is a specialist in Retirement, Small Business, and Estate Planning. Over the years he has helped many business owners, and individuals achieve their financial goals. Gil is a member of NAIFA (National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors). He sits on several local boards of organizations and charities. He is the Finance Chair and Treasurer of the Jackie Robinson Family YMCA Board of Managers.

  • THOMASINA STANCIL’S focus is assisting first time home buyers. She is a NeighborWorks America HUD Certified Counselor, NID HUD Certified Counselor, Freddie Mac CreditSmart Curriculum Instructor, and California Foundation Fund Certified Financial Literacy Instructor. Her belief is that knowledge of today’s market leads to good decisions. When clients know what to expect at each step along the way, it makes the entire transaction more enjoyable for everyone.

    Consolidated Chapter of Realtist – member
    San Diego Chapter of Realtist –Co Founder, Past Chairperson
    and 1st VP
    CAREB – Board Member
    NAREB –member in good standing
    Southwest Riverside County Board of Realtors – Grievance
    Committee, Professional Standards Committee, MLS and
    Task Force Committee
    San Diego City Council – Task Force Committee
    SANDAG – San Diego Assoc. Of Governments (Advance Planning Division) Community Board Member
    NID – HUD Certified Counselor
    NCRC – HUD Housing Counseling Program Management
    NCHEC – Homeownership Counseling