North Coast Veterans Resource Center

109 4th Street
Eureka, CA 95823
(707) 442-4322
(707) 442-4113 - fax
ncvrc@vetsresource.org



Programs & Services

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It is with great pride and a huge debt to our many friends in Humboldt County, especially the City of Eureka and the Eureka Development Agency, and the Department of Veterans Affairs' that we open our new 34-bed transitional housing project in Eureka. At completion this will bring our total beds for veterans to 46 in Eureka. This project, was first awarded funding from the Department of Veterans' Affairs and City of Eureka in 1999.

Employment Counseling & Training

We are proud of our long tradition of helping veterans obtain career training and self sustaining employment opportunities. In addition to career assessment, counseling, and support services, eligible veterans that are homeless have access to stable housing.

Supportive Housing

The "Eureka House" is the first transitional housing project for veterans in Eureka. The 12-bed Victorian has been in continuous operation since 1998. The veterans residing in the house work toward training, employment and permanent housing goals.

Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Transitional Housing for eligible Veterans. This program provides temporary housing, food, case management services, psycho-education and therapy groups as well as emergency individual counseling sessions with a therapist when needed. Tai Chi is offered at our facility three days a week for any Veterans that are interested.

Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program for high acuity Veterans suffering from mental disorders and/or substance abuse issues. 15 Veteran capacity. This program provides everything the GPD program offers with a more intensive focus on AOD issues (alcohol and drug) as well as more access to therapy sessions and mandatory AOD groups. Must Be VA health care eligible. These Veterans also have access to Tai Chi at the 4th street facility.

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Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant funding for up to 120 families.

HUD VASH services; Grants eligible Veterans with a housing voucher through a joint sponsored HUD/VA collaboration program.

CalFRESH screening and assistance (federally known as the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP); The CalFresh Program helps to improve the health and well-being of qualified households and individuals by providing them a means to meet their nutritional needs.

History

NCRVC first opened its doors at 2107 3rd street in Eureka in 1994 after receiving its first HVRP (Homeless Veterans Reintegration program) grant funding. Multiple grants provided educational and employment benefits and training as well as rental assistance programs. In 1996 the agency applied for Grant and Per Diem grant funding through the Department of Veterans Affairs. This grant funded the creation of twelve transitional beds that were located at an old two story Victorian that was purchased directly from Cal Trans.

Due to the growing need for transitional housing services, Vietnam Veterans of California purchased the Baronti Property at 109 and 121 4th street in Eureka in 2005. After a lengthy renovation this facility became fully staffed and operational in March 2011. The new facility was contracted to service forty two veterans and offers Grant and Per Diem transitional housing as well grant funding through Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) as well as Permanent Supportive Housing through the HUD VASH program.

In 2013, plans were made to convert the old Victorian residence into NCVRC’S new Behavioral Health Center. This new facility would be tasked to provide 15 stabilization beds using the VA’s Heath Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) grant funding. These resources are used to provide temporary housing, drug and alcohol counseling, extensive case management services, as well as access to a therapist for individual and group counseling. The Behavioral Health Center has been in operation for over six months.