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Veterans' Services

Far too many veterans suffer invisible wounds, including Traumatic Brain Injury and PTSD, which make transition to civilian life very difficult.  We have been serving the men, women and families of the military since WW1 and will continue to do so as long as there is a Veteran in need.

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If you are, (or know), a Veteran in Greater Los Angeles, who is in need of services, one of our programs may be able to assist.  You may email our Veteran Services Coordinator for more information.

 

 

PROGRAMS to MEET THE DIVERSE NEEDS OF VETeranS AND THEIR FAMILIES:


BASIC & EMERGENCY HOMELESSNESS SERVICES

  • Battle Buddies The program leverages the distinct talents and perspectives of Veterans to facilitate direct access and service to those who experience problems adjusting to life after military service. Through intense outreach and comprehensive community engagement, Battle Buddy teams reach individuals and gently walk with them through the processes necessary to acquire transportation, food, benefits assessment, legal assistance, mental health care, housing, and more. Armed with a continuum of immediate services available through VOALA programs as well as a plethora of partnering community and government providers, Battle Buddies are able to facilitate access to resources for heroes in need. Partnerships with AmeriCorps and UniHealth. Location: East Los Angeles
  • HUD–VASH Program Provides long–term case management, clinical/supportive services, and permanent housing assistance for chronically homeless Veterans. Combines Housing Choice Voucher assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Location: Los Angeles
  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) SSVF Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) SSVF promotes housing stability to homeless or at–risk–of–becoming homeless Veterans and their families. The goal of the SSVF program is to provide clients with the skills necessary to maintain long term, independent living. SSVF is a short-term crisis intervention program, with services to include case management, housing and financial counseling, and assistance in obtaining benefits and services. For both individual Veterans and those with dependents. Location(s): Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row), Boyle Heights, Compton, Santa Ana
  • Veterans Service Center This is a first point of contact for homeless veterans.  We assess, advocate, and make referrals to VOALA programs, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, or other organizations, and we run support groups every day. The VSC is a day services program for homeless veterans. Our purpose and goals are to help the veterans stabilize and through our services, find housing, work, and connect with benefits. 1. Basic Needs, available 24 hrs: food, AA/NA support, respite and detox beds.  2. Wrap Around Services: 3 meals per day, showers, laundry, case management, classes and services to assist with benefits, job resources, housing, financial planning, computer skills training and lab, legal aid, relapse prevention, anger management, process groups, education and help with HIV/AIDS, TB, and Hepatitis, life skills, and more. Location(s): 2 Centers in Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)
  • West Covina and El Monte Access Centers provide assistance and referrals to homeless veterans and families including case management, access to computer centers, life skills classes, and clothing distribution.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE & MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

  • Hollywood Veteran's Center A sober–living residential facility for Veterans of OIF/OEF who suffer from severe levels of difficulty adjusting to civilian life. The goal is to help Veterans obtain permanent housing, financial security, and a personal support system. Transitional housing, Case management, Financial counseling. Location: Los Angeles
  • Transition In Place (TIP) TIP is a sober program that provides furnished apartment and a food allowance for up to two years. The goals of the program are for clients to demonstrate self-sufficiency and residential stability by taking over the lease and payment at the end of services. Included are case management and supportive services. For sober veterans with dependents, and single veterans struggling with homelessness.  Transitional housing, case management, food, job referrals, financial counseling. Location: North Hollywood

JOB DEVELOPMENT & CASE MANAGEMENT

  • HVRP Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program HVRP aka Helping Veterans Receive Paychecks programs ensure that Veterans receive the employment and training services they need to get good jobs.  HVRP offers job counseling, resume preparation, job placement, and follow–up.  HVRP provides immediate transitional housing on–site and through referrals to VOALA Pathways to Home. We serve male and female Veterans by offering supportive services as well as job counseling and training through various community partnerships. Program staff ensures that participants receive essential supportive services such as clothing, shelter, referral to medical or substance use disorder treatments, and transportation assistance — either within VOALA or at another agency in the community.  Location(s): Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row), Compton, San Gabriel Valley. Learn more.

 

TRANSITIONAL SUPPORTIVE HOUSING

  • The Barracks A “Housing First” program, providing transitional housing to single Veterans who suffer from substance abuse, mental disorders, and chronic homelessness. Refer clients to the VA where they receive mental health counseling and access to VArious benefits. The goal of The Barracks is to establish for clients permanent housing, and to help them attain any benefits they may qualify for through the VA and other organizations. Must have an Honorable Discharge to qualify. Case management, transitional housing, food, life skills counseling. Location: Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)
  • The Billets Harm Reduction at Gateways A “Housing First” program, designed to provide stable residency to homeless and soon–to–be homeless Veterans. Residents are assisted in reducing the harm associated with chronic substance abuse, homelessness, and mental health issues. Includes on–site housing, case management, and supportive services. Location: Echo Park
  • The Billets Safe Haven at Gateways A “Housing First” program, designed to provide stable residency to homeless and soon–to–be homeless Veterans. Residents are assisted in reducing the harm associated with chronic substance abuse, homelessness, and mental health issues. Includes on–site housing, case management, and supportive services. Location: Echo Park
  • VS-21 Veterans Succeeding in the 21st Century VS–21 is sober program for young Veterans providing food and on–site transitional housing while addressing challenges such as unemployment, addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. The goal is to get young Veterans back into society with the knowledge and resources necessary to function independently. For young, sober Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without dependents.  Assists homeless veterans with permanent housing, benefits, employment, medical support, financial literacy, social skills and much more while in a transitional housing environment. Transitional housing, case management, food provided. Location: Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)
  • VS-90 VS–90 provides transitional housing to male Veterans who are on parole or probation. The goal of the program is for the client to transition into independent housing with sound financial planning skills and reduced institutional thinking. Services include case management, individual and group therapy, job referrals, and counseling regarding benefits and money management. This is a sober living program lasting six months (can be extended to 2 years). The goal of the program is for the client to transition into independent housing with sound financial planning skills and reduced institutional thinking.  Transitional housing, case management, food, job referrals, financial counseling. Location: Los Angeles


* * * We also have subsidized low-income permanent housing units for veterans and their families at our North Hollywood Apartments. Watch the video.

 

 

 

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