You might want to know about some national programs that can help homeless veterans. You can use the internet to search and get a lot of information on the following resources.
Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV):
This service provides medical, psychiatric, and substance abuse treatment to veterans, who have service connected or non service-connected disabilities. Program is available in 132 cities that have VA services. Program currently is funded through the end of 2013. Has Homeless Outreach Coordinators in some areas.
Robert Hallett, National Coordinator, [email protected] or 781 687-3187.
Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV):
This service provides physical and mental care and includes aged veterans. It’s a program for vets who do not need hospital or nursing home care and is available at 43 VA Medical Centers.
Department of Veteran Affairs program Contact Information:
Compensated Work Therapy (CWT):
This program provides work experience and training skills to vets. It also employs vets for some jobs.
Veteran Services Contact: Donna Tasker
National CWT Program Specialist
Office of Mental Health Services
Therapeutic & Supported Employment
(800) 929-7690 ext. 5335
Therapeutic Transitional Housing:
This program gives housing to participant of the Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) program. It is available to homeless vets as well as those vets who are close to homeless. Services include mental health and substance abuse treatment. This program is funded until the end of 2013. There are 42 transitional housing facilities.
Grant and Per Diem Program
Funds are provided to facilities to provide housing for veterans and services. There are 400 programs funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Grant and Per Diem for Homeless Veterans with Special Needs:
These Department of Veterans Affairs programs includes services for women, women and children, frail elderly, vets with terminal illness, those with chronic mental illness, and men and children.
Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS):
Through the Department of Labor
Contact: 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP):
Employment training through:
- Veterans Workforce Investment Program
- Transition Assistance Program
Women vets and women and children have their own separate programs. Also, childcare is available.
Program located in the Department of Labor
Contact 1-866-4-USA-DOL (1-866-487-2365)
Stand Down for Homeless Veterans
This is a 3-day event that provides one-stop information and services to veterans.
Funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs
Contact the Homeless Veterans Programs Office at (202) 461-1857.
Home Loan Guaranty Services
Department of Veterans Affairs Program
Good way to get information about specific programs on home loans: www.venefits.va.gov/homeloans/
For VA home loan eligibility, also contact the Eligibility Center, located at the Atlanta Regional Loan Center: 1-888-768-2132
Following national resources may be able to help with information for veterans who are homeless:
Help for Homeless Vets
1-877-424-3838 - Available 24/7
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans:
Contact Information at Department of Veteran Affairs:
These are the contact information lines for all veterans; however, the telephone specialists are also able to help with Homeless veterans issues.
- Health Care:
- VA Inspector General: 1-800-488-8244
- Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 Press 1