Responding to the challenges facing veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq is a top priority at VOALA. Far too many veterans suffer invisible wounds including Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD which make the transition to civilian life very difficult.
PROGRAMS to MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF VETeranS AND THEIR FAMILIES
HOLLYWOOD VETERANS CENTER is a residential facility for veterans of the Afghanistan and Iraq wars, that are experiencing severe levels of difficulty readjusting to civilian life. Residents have the goal of obtaining permanent housing, financial security, and a personal support system. What makes the program unique is individualized approach and focus on compassion and tolerance: we will emphasize service that builds personal growth, self-determination, and community reinforcement; we will take measures to ensure family preservation and/or reunification; and we will recognize and celebrate the achievements of the individual.
VOALA TRANSITION HOUSE Our 20,000 sq. ft., 150 bed service center provides residential and non-residential programs to serve as many as 4,000 people annually. Services include emergency and transitional shelter, jobs, corrections and addiction programs geared specifically towards veterans. Meetings are held 3x daily on weekdays and 2x on weekends for AA, NA, CA, HIV Awareness, and other self–help groups.
THE BARRACKS offers transitional housing beds, classrooms and a computer center for chronically homeless veterans, along with job training and placement, and permanent housing referrals. VOALA has implemented a comprehensive, culturally-appropriate, residential program integrated with mental health/substance abuse treatment, case management, supportive services, peer-based recovery and aftercare services. While there is an integration of program components to meet clients’ holistic needs, VOALA aligns its service approach closely with the principles of Housing First.
VOALA VETERANS SERVICE CENTER is the first point of contact for homelessveterans. We assess, advocate and make referrals to VOALA programs, the VA, or other organizations, and we run support groups every day. Locations Downtown LA and South Los Angeles.
HVRP: HOMELESS VETERANS REINTEGRATION PROGRAM (Helping Veterans Receive Paychecks) is an employment program that provides job training, job placement, permanent housing referrals, transitional housing, vocational training contacts, job search assistance, resume preparation, referrals to employers, job search services, job retention strategies, referrals to free healthcare, and other supportive services. Locations Downtown LA, San Gabriel Valley and South Los Angeles. Learn more.
HVRP-FF for Females and Families provides supportive services to assist female veterans and veterans with families overcome the challenges of under-employment, unemployment, homelessness, at-risk for homelessness, education, training, legal issues, transportation, clothing, and VA benefits. Admission Criteria: female veteran, veteran with dependent(s), any discharge except dishonorable. Learn more.
S.S.V.F. Supportive Services for Veteran Families This homeless prevention program provides comprehensive supportive services to very low-income veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. The range of support is designed to promote housing stability and includes outreach, case management, assistance with obtaining benefits, health care, financial planning, transportation, child care, and temporary financial assistance. Must be a very low-income single veteran or a family in which the head of household or spouse is a veteran at risk of becoming homeless.
IVTP: INSPIRING VETERANS TO PROSPERITY is an employment-focused re-entry program designed to assist veterans that are ex-offenders, recently released and pre-release find their rightful place in today's society work force with permanent housing. We recognize and honor these temporarily disadvantaged veterans, treating each respect. We train and empower them to self-sufficiency. Learn more.
VS-21 provides transitional housing while addressing the issues that challenge young veterans including unemployment, addiction, mental illness, and homelessness.
VS-65 provides transitional housing and support services including benefits advocacy, permanent housing referrals, and life skills classes for veterans over the age of 65.
VS-90 is a transitional housing program for male veterans on parole or probation. The program provides intensive case management and individual and group therapy in a sober living environment, as well as job referrals, linkage to benefits, and money management.
SAN JULIAN, WEST COVINA & EL MONTE ACCESS CENTERS provides assistance and referrals to homeless veterans and families, including case management, computer center, life skills classes, and clothing distribution.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD APARTMENTS provides subsidized low-income units to veterans and their families. Watch the video.