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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc.The lead agency for the Berks County Continuum of Care for Homeless ServicesBerksBerks Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc.Berks Coalition to End Homelessness, Inc.
    Bethesda Project - Permanent HousingOffers permanent housing and recovery services to individuals.PhiladelphiaBethesda Project, Inc. - Philadelphia; South PhiladelphiaBethesda Project
    CareLink Community Support Services - Care ManagementCareLink provides an array of services—assessment, residential, supported living, education and employment support, and more—that are designed to increase the independence, self-sufficiency, and quality of life of adults with serious mental illness and other development challenges. CareLink’s programs are driven by the unique needs, interests, and goals of each person served. Their programs provide support and life skills instruction to help people live as independently as possible in the community. Various levels of support are available to clients who come from a variety of admission settings, including independent living environments, homes with family, supported housing, other community service providers, state hospitals, correctional facilities, or homeless shelters. Staff is available to help identify goals, teach daily living skills, and secure other services needed to maximize community living. Those Care Management Services offered include: Individualized care management Life skills instruction Advocacy Assistance with financial benefits Coordination of health care services Connection to community resources Money management guidance Education and employment support Encouraging constructive leisure and recreational activities Crisis interventionDelawareCareLink Community Support Services - DelawareCareLink Community Support Services
    Catholic Social Services - Delaware CountyPrograms and services include: - Food pantry; - Pregnancy preparation classes; - Supportive services for the homeless; - MA/CHIP application assistance; - Parenting cafe; - Coffee club In addition to the usual range of core services (including services to the Latino population through bi-lingual staff), the Family Service Center in Chester has contracts through which services are provided to the community. These contracts are with the Office of Adult Services/Delaware County, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. The programs funded focus on persons with AIDS who are in need of housing and programs to provide counseling and case management services to homeless individuals and families. DelawareCatholic Social Services - Delaware CountyCatholic Social Services - Southeast Pennsylvania
    Center for Community Resources - SSVFProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. May provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    May also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    ButlerHome and School SupportsCenter for Community Resources
    ChesPenn Health Services - Family Health CareFamily Health Care offers medical services for adults and pediatric services for children on a variety of health related issues. Services available in Delaware County include: - Comprehensive Family Health Care (serving adults and pediatrics) - Comprehensive Family Dental Care - Social Services - In-House Laboratory - Homeless Health Care - HIV/AIDS Care - Family Planning Services - In-House Pharmacy - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Care Services available in Chester County include: - Comprehensive Family Health Care (serving adults and pediatrics) - Prenatal Services - In-House Laboratory - HIV/AIDS Care - Social Services - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health CareChesterCenter for Family Health at CoatesvilleChesPenn Health Services
    ChesPenn Health Services - Family Health Care - ChesterFamily Health Care offers medical services for adults and pediatric services for children on a variety of health related issues. Services available in Delaware County include: - Comprehensive Family Health Care (serving adults and pediatrics) - Comprehensive Family Dental Care - Social Services - In-House Laboratory - Homeless Health Care - HIV/AIDS Care - Family Planning Services - In-House Pharmacy - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Care DelawareChesPenn Health Services - Delaware; ChesterChesPenn Health Services
    ChesPenn Health Services - Family Health Care - EastsideFamily Health Care offers medical services for adults and pediatric services for children on a variety of health related issues. Services available in Delaware County include: - Comprehensive Family Health Care (serving adults and pediatrics) - Comprehensive Family Dental Care - Social Services - In-House Laboratory - Homeless Health Care - HIV/AIDS Care - Family Planning Services - In-House Pharmacy - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Care Services available in Chester County include: - Comprehensive Family Health Care (serving adults and pediatrics) - Prenatal Services - In-House Laboratory - HIV/AIDS Care - Social Services - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health CareDelawareCenter for Family Health @ EastsideChesPenn Health Services
    ChesPenn Health Services - Family Health Care - Upper DarbyFamily Health Care offers medical services for adults and pediatric services for children on a variety of health related issues. Services available in Delaware County include: - Comprehensive Family Health Care (serving adults and pediatrics) - Comprehensive Family Dental Care - Social Services - In-House Laboratory - Homeless Health Care - HIV/AIDS Care - Family Planning Services - In-House Pharmacy - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health Care Services available in Chester County include: - Comprehensive Family Health Care (serving adults and pediatrics) - Prenatal Services - In-House Laboratory - HIV/AIDS Care - Social Services - Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Health CareDelawareCenter for Family Health at Upper DarbyChesPenn Health Services
    Chosen 300 Ministries - Homeless Outreach and Meal ProgramsThe purpose of this organization is to distribute meals and services to the homeless, affording positive value programs for inner-city youth. Link below provides all times locations and services. http://chosen300.org/homeless/homelessservingschedule.html PhiladelphiaChosen 300 Ministries, Inc. - Philadelphia; ChinatownChosen 300 Ministries
    CityTeam Ministries - Mother and Baby Care ProgramProvides diapers, formula, baby food, car seats, strollers, cribs and emotional support to disadvantaged mothers and their children.DelawareCityTeam Ministries - Delaware; ChesterCityTeam Ministries
    Community Action Partnership of Mercer County - Supportive Services for Veterans Families ProgramProvides supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Under this program, CAPMC aims to improve very low-income Veteran families’ housing stability in Mercer County. CAPMC will provide eligible Veterans and their families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
    • Health care services
    • Daily living services
    • Personal financial planning services
    • Transportation services
    • Fiduciary and payee services
    • Legal services
    • Child care services
    • Housing counseling services
    In addition, veterans may also be eligible for time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help them and their families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
    MercerCommunity Action Partnership of Mercer County - HousingCommunity Action Partnership of Mercer County
    Connect Points - Homelessness ServicesSingle point entry for all housing/shelter needs in Chester County.Provides referrals to providers of emergency, transitional, and permanent supportive housing.ChesterConnect Points - Chester; CoatesvilleConnect Points
    Critical Time Intervention - Case ManagementCritical Time Intervention (CTI)/Case Management it is an evidenced-based practice proven to reduce the number of people returning to institutions once released into the community. Case management for homeless invdividuals with mental illness is provided.MontgomeryResources for Human Development - Montgomery; Norristown (West Main Street)Resources for Human Development
    Families Forward Philadelphia - Permanent HousingProvides permanent supportive housing to persons with medical disabilities, and RSVP, which serves chronically homeless families. Both offer intensive weekly case management and monthly workshops.PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia - Philadelphia; West PhiladelphiaFamilies Forward Philadelphia
    Family and Community Service of Delaware County - Ralph Moses HouseProvides supportive, transitional housing for homeless men living with HIV/AIDS.DelawareRalph Moses HouseFamily and Community Service of Delaware County
    Friends Association for the Care and Protection of Children - Emergency Family Shelter - 206 North Church Street West ChesterThis is a family shelter which can accommodate up to 6 families at a time which usually consist of a single mother with 2 or more children. Food and personal care products are available. Families can stay up to 60 days. Other supportive services include: - Unique needs - Obtain employment - Secure permanent housing - Access programs and resources that will enable self sufficiency.ChesterFriends Association for the Care and Protection of Children - Chester; West ChesterFriends Association for the Care and Protection of Children
    Gaudenzia - New ImageResidential substance abuse treatment facility for homeless women located in the Stenton Family Manor in the City of Philadelphia. A woman can bring up to two children under the age of 10 into treatment with her or be pregnant with no other dependent children. Accommodate 17 adult women and 34 children. The program is clinically designed as a therapeutic community, an established treatment modality that emphasizes responsible behavior. Besides receiving clinical care relating to chemical dependency, the women also receive parenting skills workshops, and child development intervention services. There is a day care and prevention component for the children. On-site services include individual and group counseling, milieu therapy (in-house work and interaction), family counseling, life skills seminars, drug and alcohol education seminars, GED classes, vocational planning, parenting skills. Other services include Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous meetings and 12 step meetings and urinalysis screening. Transitional living housing option based on completion and availability ( in collaboration with the Office of Emergency Shelter and Services).<>If interested women do not presently have custody of their children, reunification must happen within 60 days after admission to the program. Must meet Pennsylvania Client Placement Criteria for long-term residential treatment. Women will be evaluated on an individual basis if on psychotropic medication.PhiladelphiaGaudenzia - New ImageGaudenzia, Inc
    Good Samaritan Shelter - Men's Emergency ShelterA 7-bed shelter that welcomes homeless men. All residents are referred to Building Bridges Human Services for homeless case management. Shelter residents are allowed a 45-day residency, offered two meals per day and are provided with toiletries, linens, and towels. Residents are also given benefits information, legal information, and a copy of the house rules and code of conduct. During extreme weather conditions, being either very cold (Code Blue) or very hot, (Code Red) the Shelter offers emergency vouchers for a local hotel if the Emergency Shelter is full. Admission to the shelter begins with an intake interview. The shelter staff refers residents to local agencies that can help with various issues such as mental health services, substance abuse counseling or job placement. Other services provided by the shelter include: - Mental Health Counseling - Drug/Alcohol Counseling - Information & Referral - Health Care Access - Cash Assistance - Transportation Assistance and bicycles - GED Preparation - Free access to the YMCAChesterGood Samaritan Services - PhoenixvilleGood Samaritan Services
    Good Samaritan Shelter - Transitional Housing ProgramGood Samaritan Shelter, Inc. transitional housing program for men is comprised of two sets of adjacent homes. It can accommodate up to 14 men. Residents are allowed to stay for up to 24 months. Longer-term residency allows the men to continue to improve their circumstances and prepare for the move into permanent housing. Transitional Housing Program residents are expected to function more independently than Emergency Shelter residents in order to ‘practice’ the life skills needed to live on their own. Residents are also expected to be responsible with their rent and upkeep of their personal space. While in the program, residents continue to receive case management counseling services and referrals to other agencies. Residents who meet these requirements, have complied with the house rules, demonstrated sobriety throughout their stay, and expressed a desire to continue on to independent living will be welcomed into our transitional housing.ChesterGood Samaritan Services - PhoenixvilleGood Samaritan Services
    Hall Mercer CMH/MRC - Mental Health Services for Children and AdultsProvides outpatient services for children, ages 3-18 who are challenged by mental health problems. Therapeutic programs include: - TAP (Therapeutic Activities Program) is a therapeutic nursery school designed to help children ages three to five play and work together under the guidance of a therapist and special education teachers. - STEP (Shared Time Education Program) responds to the social, psychological and academic needs of children ages six to 10 who are experiencing mild to moderate emotional disturbances in a regular or special education classroom. - SAP (Student Assistance Program) is a middle- and high-school based service provided by Hall-Mercer to schools in South Philadelphia through a special relationship with the School District of Philadelphia. It is designed to identify and assist students having school-related problems resulting from depression or suicidal feelings. Adults: Provides treatment for psychiatric conditions including mood, personality, anxiety, eating and dissociative disorders as well as schizophrenia and drug and alcohol problems. Following a thorough evaluation, a treatment plan is developed and may include clinical, supportive and case management services. Specialized programs include: - Homeless services - care for people who are homeless or have a history of homelessness. Clients are contacted through street outreach or referral from other service agencies and are then offered a full range of services. - Geriatric outreach program - offers home-based mental health and drug and alcohol services for elderly persons in Center City, North, South and West Philadelphia. - Southeast Asian Program - provides psychiatric and case management services geared specifically to the needs of people from Asian cultures.PhiladelphiaHall Mercer CMH/MRC - Philadelphia; Washington Square WestHall Mercer CMH/MRC
    HELP'S Emergency Services - ShelterEmergency shelter is coordinated through HELP so there is always a tracking system for who is in shelter and for how long. HELP resource counselors work with clients to place them into one of the emergency shelters in our area: - Interfaith Family Shelter for families that include teenage and adult males; - Shalom House and The YWCA of Greater Harrisburg for women and children; - The East Shore YMCA will, when space is available, accept referrals for single men who are able to continue paying the weekly fees after an initial payment provided by HELP. When there is no shelter space available locally, staff members will work with clients to attempt to find an alternative to shelter replacement.DauphinHELP MinistriesChristian Churches United
    Homeless ServicesHorizon House’s homeless service programs are designed to assist homeless individuals (or families) with diagnoses of mental illness and/or substance abuse to attain recovery. Recovery can include gaining a sense of meaning to life, a positive self-image, being able to form meaningful relationships and recognition of the gifts and lessons learned through the recovery struggle. People who use Horizon House’s homeless services are encouraged to work on goals that enable them to return to productive lives in the community. Staff forms a partnership with the individuals to help them to obtain treatment and rehabilitation services to address their behavioral health issues, to move into stable housing and to become self-sufficient either through employment or establishing eligibility for benefits. Horizon House homeless services programs are located in Philadelphia and Delaware counties.Horizon House - State of DelawareHorizon House
    Horizon House - Homeless Services - SwarthmoreAssist homeless individuals with diagnoses of mental illness and/or substance abuse to attain recovery. Works with individuals to help them obtain treatment and rehabilitation services to address their behavioral health issues, to move into stable housing and to become self-sufficient either through employment or establishing eligibility for benefits.DelawareHorizon House - Delaware CountyHorizon House
    Lehigh Conference of Churches - DaybreakA drop-in center offering three meals a day, life skills programming and counseling to individuals with mental disabilities, chemical dependencies, or HIV/AIDS who are at high risk of becoming homeless, as well as for homeless, the impoverished elderly and transients. Walk-ins are welcome - staff will explain the program and determine if eligible. Open Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm. Older adult program offers three meals a day, Monday through Friday adults over 65. Bring ID to verify age. No fees. Housing support Case management for homeless and Puerto Rican evacuees Bilingual staffLehighLehigh Conference of Churches - Dubbs Memorial Community CenterLehigh Conference of Churches
    Lehigh Conference of Churches - Pathways Housing ServicesA resource and referral center that connects individuals to programs within the Conference or refers out to community resources. Also helps qualifying low-income individuals and families with rental assistance, goal setting and budgeting. Provides bus passes for interviews or for first week of employment if job is confirmed. Toiletries/personal grooming items provided as available. Clearinghouse Program: Provides rental assistance and other housing-related needs to mentally ill homeless, transitioning youth/adults (age 18-23), residents of a community rehabilitation residence and individuals being release from incarceration. Homeless Supportive Services: provides intensive case management and referrals to other support services for single, adult, chronically homeless individuals. Assist street homeless men and women to connect to community resources as they strive to move from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Pharmaceutical Assistance Program: Provides uninsured Lehigh County residents with once-a-year emergency pharmaceutical assistance of up to $50. Must meet income guidelines. Assistance for medications for asthma, epileptic seizures, diabetes, high blood pressure and antibiotics only. Social Security Representative payee Program: Provides financial monitoring and fund administration to individuals receiving social security who are unable to manage their own finances. LehighLehigh Conference of Churches - Linden StreetLehigh Conference of Churches
    Maria House ProjectCounseling and recovery facility. Ministry serving men who are suffering from the effects of drug and alcohol abuse imprisonment, homelessness, gambling or mental health issues.ErieMaria House ProjectMaria House Project
    Mental Health Partnerships - CONNECTCONNECT offers assistance to homeless people in Delaware County who are interested in connecting back into mainstream society. The program offers services on a variety of job related issues. The program is designed to help homeless people find and use needed services that encourage self-sufficiency. Services available include: - Case Management Services - Training in Life Management and Job Readiness Skills - Vocational Counseling - Assistance in Finding EmploymentDelawareCONNECT - Upper Darby (Mental Health Partnerships (MSP))Mental Health Partnerships
    Mental Health Partnerships - Connect-By-NightCONNECT-BY-NIGHT (CBN) provides overnight shelter for homeless individuals in churches throughout eastern Delaware County. A CBN van transports homeless people from the terminal to the designated shelter each evening and return the individual to the terminal the next morning.DelawareCONNECT - Upper Darby (Mental Health Partnerships (MSP))Mental Health Partnerships
    Mental Health Partnerships - Connect-To-PermancyCONNECT-TO-PERMANCY provides case management to assist homeless individuals in making a successful transition to independent living. The program is designed to work over a 12 to 24 month period and is tailored to meet the needs of the homeless.DelawareCONNECT - Upper Darby (Mental Health Partnerships (MSP))Mental Health Partnerships
    Mental Health Partnerships - Halfway ThereHalfway There provides housing and case management services to homeless individuals in Montgomery County who have a mental illness. Program includes training in basic skills needed to manage a home.MontgomeryHalfway There - DeKalb Street (Mental Health Partnerships (MHP))Mental Health Partnerships
    Mental Health Partnerships - Homeward BoundServes people who have been turned away from shelters and traditional mental health residential programs due to inability to adapt to a more structured environment.PhiladelphiaHomeward Bound - East Oak Lane (Mental Health Partnerships(MHP))Mental Health Partnerships
    New Life Presbyterian Church - Feeding the HomelessOnce a month, the Senior High Youth Group from New Life partners with members of Liberti to reach out to the homeless in Philadelphia. The group meets in the center of the city every Friday at 7:00 (although the New Life group only goes once a month) to share the gospel with, pray for, and serve a meal to those who suffer from homelessness, joblessness, drug addiction, and other difficulties. Our hope is that God will bring healing and restoration to the city one person at a time. Please pray for the homeless in Philadelphia and consider joining us as we serve them on Friday evenings.MontgomeryNew Life Presbyterian Church - Montgomery; GlensideNew Life Presbyterian Church
    Old St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church - Outreach Center for the HomelessSeveral times a week, parishioners prepare and serve a hot sit-down meal to homeless persons and other persons in need in the parish hall. After the meal, staff and volunteers meet with interested persons for common prayer and mutual support.PhiladelphiaOld St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church - Old CityOld St. Joseph’s Roman Catholic Church
    Pennsylvania American Legion - Housing for Homeless VeteransPennsylvania American Legion Housing for Homeless Veterans Corporation owns four town houses on Cypress Street, Moon Township in Allegheny County and provides a safe,clean, stable environment for veterans while they complete their schooling, job training and become adequately self sufficient to seek permanent housing in the surrounding community. Each participant is responsible to take part in cleaning of the house, cooking and maintaining the jointly used facilities. Each is also responsible for keeping his/her assigned area clean and doing their own laundry. The program is designed to enhance the quality of life for the veteran. The goal is to become a productive tax paying citizen by securing a good decent job.AlleghenyAmerican Legion, Pennsylvania American LegionAmerican Legion
    Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Operation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System's Operation Safety Net (OSN)is a medical and social service outreach program for the unsheltered homeless population in Allegheny County. Teams of volunteer health professionals, formerly homeless persons, and other outreach staff visit homeless individuals where they live – in camps along riverbanks, in alleyways, or beneath bridges and highway overpasses. Outreach teams provide medical care, basic supplies to provide relief from cold weather, and help individuals access housing and other social services.AlleghenyOperation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Pittsburgh Mercy Health System - Project H.E.L.P.Homeless Experience Legal Protection provides private attorneys who will provide pro bono legal services once at month at the Operation Safety Net (OSN) office. Provides legal services at a location that the homeless are familiar with and trust.AlleghenyOperation Safety NetPittsburgh Mercy Health System
    Safe Harbor of Chester County - Community Lunch ProgramSafe Harbor also operates a Community Hot Lunch Program that is open five days a week to anyone walking through our doors. This meal is all too often the only nutritious food many people receive on a daily basis. This program also serves as an entry point to the shelter for homeless individuals.Chester*Main Site (Safe Harbor of Greater West Chester)Safe Harbor of Chester County
    Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) - Commission on Economic Opportunity - Wilkes BarreSupport outreach, case management and other flexible assistance to rapidly re-house Veterans who become homeless or prevent Veterans from becoming homeless. Funding provided by The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).LuzerneCommission on Economic Opportunity Wilkes BarreCommission on Economic Opportunity
    Trevor's Campaign for the Homeless - Bright SpacesA program that helps homeless youngsters grow and develop by giving them a space to play during this difficult time in their lives. Infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers are provided a bright, safe and stimulating playroom filled with developmental areas, toys, books and games where they can bond with a parent away from everyday demands. Offerings Case managementPhiladelphiaTrevor's Place - Philadelphia; North PhiladelphiaTrevor's Campaign for the Homeless
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Health CareThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our Veterans return from service with wounds we cannot always see. VA is committed to providing our Veterans with the mental health services they deserve. Too often, the emotional scars of service can contribute to Veteran homelessness or place Veterans at risk of homelessness. VA offers many mental health services for Veterans to help them get back on their feet. VA provides a variety of programs and services that Veterans can take advantage of, including:
    • Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program Domiciliary care was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program
    • Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program VA's Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to homeless Veterans at more than 135 sites where trained, caring VA specialists provide tools and support necessary to get your life on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline, 1-877-4AID-VET, or visit the page.Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program
    • Homeless Veterans Dental Program VA's Homeless Veterans Dental Program provides dental treatment for eligible Veterans in a number of programs: Domiciliary Residential Rehabilitation Treatment, VA Grant and Per Diem, Compensated Work Therapy/Transitional Residence, Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (contract bed), and Community Residential Care. VA is working to expand dental care to all eligible Veterans within this program. Homeless Veterans Dental Program
    Visit website for additional information on these programs. Local Health Care for Homeless Veterans coordinators list
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Mental Health Services for VeteransThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Our Veterans return from service with wounds we cannot always see. VA is committed to providing our Veterans with the mental health services they deserve. Too often, the emotional scars of service can contribute to Veteran homelessness or place Veterans at risk of homelessness. VA offers many mental health services for Veterans to help them get back on their feet. VA provides a variety of programs and services that Veterans can take advantage of, including:
    • Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program Domiciliary care was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program
    • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative VA’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative provides substance use services in the community to aid homeless Veterans’ recovery.
    • Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs The Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs feature community-based locations and outreach activities that help to identify and match homeless Veterans with necessary services.
    • VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained, caring VA specialists provide the tools and support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline or visit Learn more about the HCHV Program.
    Visit website for additional information on these programs.
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs - National Call Center for Homeless Veterans and Project CHALENGNational Call Center for homeless veterans or veterans at-risk of homelessness. Callers will be connected to trained hotline staff who will conduct a brief screening to assess needs; homeless veterans will be connected with the Homeless Point of Contact at the nearest VA facility; family members and non-VA providers calling on behalf of a homeless Veteran will be provided with information regarding the homeless programs and services available; contact information will be requested so staff may follow-up. Services offered to homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness and their families: - Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) - Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) - Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program - HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Program - Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program - Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program (SSVF) - Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program - Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACTs) Program - Homeless Veterans Dental Program - Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Educational and Networking Groups) - Veteran Justice Outreach - Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative - Health Care for Re-Entry Veterans Program - Readjustment Counseling Service's Vet Center ProgramUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral HotlinesUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Leadership Program - Airborne HousingThe Airborne Housing Program serves 25 veterans who are homeless and generally are unemployed. This 18 month supportive housing program helps the veteran transition from homelessness and unemployment to living independently and being employed. The program provides life skills training, individualized goal setting and job preparation / employment training AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program - Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramProvides help for homeless veterans to seek and gain employment and training services to re-enter the work force. Offers job counseling, resume preparation and job placement.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program-Homeless Veterans Reintegration ProgramVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program - Independence Housing ProgramScattered site permanent housing for homeless US Veterans with disabilities, including drug & alcohol dependency.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program - Liberty Housing ProgramServes nine veterans who are homeless, underemployed and who have a disability. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Participants must be a Veteran or a member of a family in which the head of the household, or the spouse of the head of the household, is a veteran; household income can't exceed 50% of annual median income; participants must meet one of the following categories: residing in permanent housing, homeless and scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing in 90 days, or exited permanent housing within 90 days to seek other housing; possible assistance with rental, utility, child care, transportation, car repairs, etc.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA - Veterans BenefitsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program - Project Journey for WomenProvides immediate shelter to women Veterans for 30-90 days while offering intensive case management services.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program - Project JourneyVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Place of Washington BoulevardVeterans Place of Washington Boulevard provides housing and supportive services to homeless military Veterans through a partnership with the Veterans Administration. Offers homeless Veterans an array of facilities and services that build residential stability and self-determination and increase a Veteran's earning potential and success in long-term competitive employment. Services to help veterans to transition from homeless to home include:
    • Meals,
    • Clothing,
    • Groceries,
    • Transportation for program participants,
    • Case management,
    • Referrals,
    • Recovery support,
    • Mental health support,
    • Employment assistance,
    • Financial and Education support.
    AlleghenyVeterans Place of Washington BoulevardVeterans Place of Washington Boulevard
    Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard - Homeless Veterans Day ProgramVeterans Place of Washington Boulevard, Homeless Veterans Day Program provides weekday services for Pittsburgh's homeless veterans and includes breakfast & lunch, showers and clothing,financial literacy, life skills, medical/legal and employment assistance. Shuttle available from area shelters. AlleghenyVeterans Place of Washington BoulevardVeterans Place of Washington Boulevard
    VietNowAn organization of veterans who served in the US Armed Forces at any time from 1957 to the present and those who care for and about them. In addition to providing a social community focused on military experiences and veterans issues, there are programs for homeless and/or incarcerated veterans and information on specific conditions associated with service in Vietnam. VietNowVietNow

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