Because the issue of homelessness is a fundamental problem underlying the many other challenges veterans face—including substance use disorders, suicide, general mental health, unemployment, and involvement in the justice system—we take a housing-first approach to the services we provide. Our work begins with ensuring the veteran has a roof over his or her head. In addition to being able to provide immediate, short-term financial support for housing-related issues (e.g., security deposits, arrears, and utility bills), we also offer three different types of residential programs:
- Behavioral Health Centers, which are in-patient facilities geared toward intensive drug and alcohol rehabilitation and range in duration from one to six months;
- Transitional Housing Programs, where homeless veterans with mental health disorders can stay for up to two years while receiving a range of clinical services, employment and training programs, legal aid, and other methods of support; and
- Permanent Supportive Housing, where very low-income veterans can stay long-term with the help of substantial rental assistance and a variety of onsite supportive services.
Please visit our affiliate nonprofit, Veterans Housing Development Corporation, to learn more about our residential programs.