VA's specialized homeless veterans !

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  1. rainvet

    rainvet New Member

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    VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. In fact,VA is the only Federal agency that provides substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless persons. Although limited to veterans and their dependents, VA's major homeless-specific programs constitute the largest integrated network of homeless treatment and assistance services in the country.

    VA's specialized homeless veterans treatment programs have grown and developed since they were first authorized in 1987. The programs strive to offer a continuum of services that include:

    aggressive outreach to those veterans living on streets and in shelters who otherwise would not seek assistance;
    clinical assessment and referral to needed medical treatment for physical and psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse;
    long-term sheltered transitional assistance, case management, and rehabilitation;
    employment assistance and linkage with available income supports; and
    supported permanent housing.

    VHA Programs Home Page --- http://www1.va.gov/homeless/
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    bref New Member

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    do you have any info on HUD-VASH i have been refered for help there....?
  3. TinCanMan

    TinCanMan Active Member

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    I'm not familiar with it myself but you might want to read this: Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) - PIH - HUD

    or read this:

    HUD-VASH

    This joint Supported Housing Program with the US Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) provides permanent housing and ongoing case management treatment services for homeless veterans who would not be able to live independently without the support of case management. HUD's Section 8 Voucher Program has designated over 10,000 vouchers to Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) throughout the country for veterans who are homeless. This program allows veterans to live in veteran selected apartment units with a “Housing Choice” voucher. These vouchers are portable so that veterans can live in communities served by their VA medical facility where case management services can be provided. HUD- VASH services include outreach and case management to ensure integration of services and continuity of care. This program enhances the ability of the VA to serve homeless women veterans, as well as other targeted homeless veterans, and their immediate families. Evaluation of an earlier similar program indicates that this approach significantly reduces days of homelessness for veterans and most veteran participants remained permanently housed.
  4. bref

    bref New Member

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    Thank you very much......
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    bref New Member

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    well i have no other questions.thanks

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