Specialized services are available to meet the unique needs of male and female veterans including housing, counseling, employment and supportive services.
The Eddie Beard Homeless Veterans’ Housing Program (Vet House) provides interim housing for honorably discharged veterans. The program works closely with the V.A. Hospital and the Inner Voice HVRP program to ensure that residents receive on-going medical services and job placement assistance. The HUD funded EBVH provides housing for up to 15 veterans who have lived on the streets, in emergency shelters or places not meant for human habitation for up to 24 months, with supportive services focused on comprehensive client-centered case management, stabilization and thorough assessments to assist participants with acquiring income and permanent housing. However, the goal of the program is to move program participants into permanent housing as quickly as possible. Participants who are physically and emotionally able to seek employment are linked to our Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) for assistance with securing employment.
Per Diem Grant Program–A Department of Veterans Affairs funded companion program to the Eddie Beard Veterans Housing Program that supplements the operating budget.
Funded by the DOL, the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) facilitates the placement of homeless veterans into livable-wage employment, while providing client-centered case management services that ensure job retention and long-term housing stability. Disabled veterans will continue to be prioritized in both our Chronic Homeless Initiative and the Supportive Housing programs as units become available. In order to ensure the successful transition of veterans into the work force, HVRP also maintains linkages with over twenty organizations that provide a myriad of services, including alcohol/substance abuse treatment, rent/utility assistance, financial management, furniture/clothing distribution, child care, legal assistance, recovery support, domestic violence counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling, post-secondary education and vocational rehabilitation. In addition to on-site services, external referrals will be provided to VA medical/mental health services, temporary shelter, permanent housing and mainstream resources/entitlements.