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    Former members of one of the branches of the armed forces who have no fixed, regular and adequate residence, who are residing temporarily with relatives or friends or who live on the street, in emergency or transitional shelters, in a hotel or motel paid for with a shelter voucher, in seriously substandard housing or in an abandoned building, place of business, car or other vehicle, or other public or private place that is not ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for people.

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    Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
    CAADC - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Provides a range of financial and supportive services to very low-income veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. Assistance can include help with rent, mortgage, or utility payments.DelawareCAADC - Delaware County; BoothwynCommunity Action Agency of Delaware County, Inc. (CAADC)
    Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Catholic Charities Diocese of Allentown provides services to veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of homelessness and/or lacking the resources for housing stability in Berks, Lehigh, Schuylkill, Northampton and Carbon counties. Through the development of a service plan, staff will work with the individual Veteran and their family and assist with rent, utilities, emergency support a, moving expenses, education, transportation and/or child care. Catholic Charities networks with Veterans Affairs, churches and community groups to provide additional supports, benefits and services for Veterans and their families. LehighCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton County OfficesCatholic Charities - Lehigh/Northampton Administrative Office
    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
    Christian Layman Corps Veterans ProgramAids Westmoreland County homeless veterans identified through the Homeless Veterans Program. Eligible veterans receive clothing, household goods, and furniture. New small appliances are also provided.WestmorelandChristian Layman CorpsChristian Layman Corps
    Coatesville VA Medical CenterServices include: - Community Living Center: Nursing and Rehabilitative Care Dementia Care Behavioral Health Specialized unit for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Homeless Domiciliary Care Unit Drug and Alcohol Domiciliary Respite Hospice and palliative care - Physical Rehabilitation Program - Dental care - Day treatment program - Research programs - Primary Care - Urgent Care Operates a satellite clinic in Springfield, PA that primarily offers a Community Based outpatient clinic (primary and mental health care)ChesterDepartment of Veterans Affairs Medical Center - CoatesvilleUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    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
    Crawford County Mental Health Awareness Program - Housing Solutions - ESG-VAProvides temporary housing assistance. Participants are also provided one-on-one case management in order to connect to available services and community resources.CrawfordCrawford County Mental Health Awareness Program - Housing SolutionsCrawford County Mental Health Awareness Program
    Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - Behavioral Health ClinicIn addition to individual evidence-based therapy, group therapy, and medication management, the Behavioral Health Clinic offers programs to assist Veterans with crisis intervention, homelessness, employment, substance abuse, and more. Services are tailored for Veterans with any mental health needs including, but not limited to, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, substance abuse, bipolar disorder, and psychosis.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Erie County Veterans Affairs Medical Center - VAMC Homeless Care ProgramServices provided may include emergency shelter, transitional housing, permanent supportive housing, homeless veteran employment services, and support for veterans involved in the legal system.ErieErie County Veterans Affairs Medical CenterErie Veterans Affairs Medical Center
    Health Care for Homeless Veterans - Homeless Outreach - Lancaster CountyOutreach social worker does an assessment of needs and coordinates referrals to shelters, transitional housing, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) programs and other needed services for homeless veterans.LancasterDepartment of Veterans Affairs Medical Center - LebanonUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Health Care for Homeless Veterans - Homeless Outreach - Lebanon CountyOutreach social worker does an assessment of needs and coordinates referrals to shelters, transitional housing, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) programs and other needed services for homeless veterans.LebanonDepartment of Veterans Affairs Medical Center - LebanonUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Health Care for Homeless Veterans - Orangeville Manor -Veterans Administration Medical Center Wilkes-BarrePlacement for qualifying veterans is available at Orangeville Manor in Orangeville, PA. Referrals for services only accepted from Veterans Administration Medical Center Wilkes-Barre.ColumbiaVeterans Administration Medical Center Wilkes-BarreUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Help Philadelphia - Lural Lee Blevin Veterans Center & Help Philadelphia V Veterans Housing37 apartments for low-income seniors with a preference for veterans. Twelve of the housing units are for homeless veterans. The Veterans Center also offers on-site services by HELP USA, like healthcare, counseling, and employment opportunities. PhiladelphiaHELP USA - Philadelphia; PAHELP USA
    I AM Serenity HouseI AM Serenity House is a housing alternative for U.S. Veterans who are homeless or in a housing crisis. Offers supportive services for residents to connect them with agencies and needed services within the community, assist with employment search, mental health needs, and self-sufficiency.ButlerI AM Serenity HouseI AM Serenity House
    Lawrence County Community Action Partnership - Supportive Services for Veteran FamiliesSSVF provides temporary financial assistance and comprehensive case management services to Veterans. Veterans must be either homeless or at risk of homelessness to be eligible for the services. Assistance includes rent and arrearages, security and utility deposits, transportation assistance, emergency supplies, childcare, moving assistance, and emergency supplies. SSVF serves Veteran Households in the following counties: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, Lawrence, and Mercer. 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.
    LawrenceLawrence County Community Action Partnership - Emergency & Community ServicesLawrence County Community Action Partnership
    Lebanon VA Medical CenterA 270-bed medical center that assures that eligible veterans receive comprehensive, quality and compassionate care. Services include: - Acute medical care - Surgery - Intermediate inpatient care - Dental care - Substance Abuse Treatment Unit (including detox) - Geriatric Evaluation Unit - Nursing Home Care Unit - Various medical and surgical outpatient clinics - Rehabilitation Medicine Service Unit - General Psychiatric Services - Psychological Services - Laboratory Services - Radiology Services - Social Services - Nutritional Counseling - Agent Orange Examinations - Ex-POW Examinations - Persian Gulf Examinations - Optometry Examinations - Women's Health Clinic - Telemetry - Primary Care - Specialty Care/Clinics - Homeless Program - Visual Impairment Services - OEF/OIF/OND Outreach/Treatment - Hospice - Home Health Care - Adult Day Health Care - Respite Care - Recreation - Prison Outreach - Speech Pathology - Healthcare for Homeless Veterans: Goal is to reduce homelessness among veterans by conducting outreach and bringing veterans into treatment and rehabilitative programs Also operates satellite clinics in Camp Hill, Lancaster, Reading, Pottsville, and York. For more information contact the main office at the Lebanon Medical Center LebanonDepartment of Veterans Affairs Medical Center - LebanonUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    LifePath Christian Ministries (LPCM), Veteran's Support ServicesRepresentatives from CareerLink and the Veteran's Administration are on hand to help Veteran's receive help with housing, employment and Veteran's Benefits. A great team is here to serve you. •EMPLOYMENT: Bill Fallon at wfallon@pa.gov phone: 717-767-7600 ext: 232 •HOUSING: Jody Wilson at JWilson@YorkCountyPA.gov and Bill Reed at wreed@ywcahbg.org •VETERANS SERVICES: Kaamilah Williams at Kaamilah.Williams@va.gov, Mobile Phone: 717-673-5499 •VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA: Laura Gleason at lgleason@voapa.org This team is available to help offer guidance on accessing services and provide a support network. • VISION: Transforming lives, transforming community. • YorkLifePath Christian MinistriesLifePath Christian Ministries
    Mechling-Shakely Veterans CenterProvides a community-based residential treatment facility for homeless veterans needing rehabilitation and support.ArmstrongMechling-Shakely Veterans CenterMechling-Shakely Veterans Center
    My Brothers House - Veterans HousingProvides safe, supportive housing and short-term counseling for veterans and their families.NorthamptonMy Brothers House - EastonMy Brothers House
    National Association for Black VeteransA nationally certified veteran's service organization. NABVETS advocates for veteran entitlements, draws attention to veteran homelessness, provides services to incarcerated veterans and provides information and resources for veterans through Eclipse Magazine and the NABVETS website. Centralized claims services department provides filing and processing of VA claims, discharge upgrade assistance, advocacy and supportive services and power of attorney. National Association for Black VeteransNational Association for Black Veterans
    National Call Center for Homeless VeteransNational Call Center for Homeless VeteransDauphinNational Call Center for Homeless VeteransNational Call Center for Homeless Veterans
    National Coalition for Homeless VeteransAn information and referral service for veterans experiencing homelessness or at risk for homelessness. Connects veterans with a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for homeless veterans. National Coalition for Homeless VeteransNational Coalition for Homeless Veterans
    Opportunity House - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Provide financial assistance, intensive case management and supportive services to qualifying Veteran families who are homeless or facing homelessness. Supportive services may include assistance with the following (and more): - Housing/Rental expenses - Moving expenses - Transportation expenses - Child care - Essential living needs - Veteran benefit referrals - Education referrals - Health care referrals - Legal needs/referralsSchuylkillOpportunity House - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Opportunity House - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
    Opportunity House - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Provides intensive case management along with possible financial assistance to re-house homeless veteran families or prevent homelessness. Possible financial assistance may be provided for rent, auto repairs, moving expenses, utilities or specified emergency needs.BerksShelter at Opportunity HouseOpportunity House
    Paul's House Veterans SanctuaryThe Major Paul Syverson Veterans Sanctuary (commonly referred to as Paul's House) is located in the former Hotel Jonas in Polk Township. It’s namesake, Major Paul Syverson, was a highly decorated Special Forces Officer who was killed in a mortar attack in Iraq in 2004. This restored building continues to serve the community as it has for decades with beds and meals, as well as a renewed mission. Thanks to the community and countless volunteers we accomplished a “million dollar home rehab on a $100,000 budget”. This facility is located at 1120 Scenic Drive, which is the intersection of highway 534 and Jonas Road, in the town of Kunkletown in rural Monroe County, PA. Paul’s House accommodates up to 13 Veterans a day. We serve 3 healthy meals a day that are specifically designed to help with health challenges faced by homeless Veterans. The program is dependent on community donations and our volunteers who generously donate over 5,000 combined hours per month . Maintenance, cooking, sorting clothing, delivering furniture and housekeeping are all accomplished thanks to our volunteersMonroeValor Clinic FoundationValor Clinic Foundation
    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
    Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education CenterPVMSEC's services include: - The Perimeter - A day service center for homeless veterans providing meals, showers, haircuts, and laundry facilities. LZII - A 95 bed transitional housing facility for homeless male veterans. - Mary E. Walker House - A 30 bed transitional housing facility for homeless female veterans. Subsidized HUD/OSH Permanent Housing - 40 Units provided for homeless Veterans. - Community Based Outreach Clinic (CBOC) - Present daily at PVMSEC's onsite CBOC is a mental health team, which includes a Psychiatrist, Psychologist, Registered Nurse, Social Worker, and Individual and group PTSD counseling. On regularly scheduled days, medical assessments, with appropriate treatment, medical prescriptions, as well as primary care services are provided to the veterans. - Computer Applications Training - A comprehensive computer class teaching veterans Microsoft Office, internet, and Email. - Computer Repair Training - An intense course preparing veterans to become A+ certified (an entry level certification for information technology positions). - Job Development/Case Management - Dedicated to finding veterans employment. Interview techniques, resume assistance, job search, financial and household budget skills, and life skills workshops are provided. - Veteran Benefits Counseling - A Veteran Service Officer is available to those veterans filing claims with the VA. The claims are hand delivered to the VA Regional Office and the Veteran Service Officer is able to monitor the progress of the claims with access to the VA computer system.ChesterOperating Base CeciliaPhiladelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center
    Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF)The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a new VA program which provides assistance to very low-income Veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. SSVF affiliates provide a range of financial assistance and supportive services designed to promote housing stability. Financial assistance can include help with back rent, mortgage or utility payments for families struggling to remain in their homes. For veterans and their families who have lost their housing, SSVF will provide financial aid with rental and utility security deposits and initial rental payments. Support services can range from assistance with transportation; child care; linkage to medical care, behavioral healthcare and recovery services for veterans experiencing PTSD and other effects of combat; and other services to help the veterans and their family re-establish financial stability and self-sufficiency.PhiladelphiaVeterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Philadelphia; Old CityPhiladelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center
    Philadelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center - Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF) (Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery)The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a new VA program which provides assistance to very low-income Veterans and their families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. SSVF affiliates provide a range of financial assistance and supportive services designed to promote housing stability. Financial assistance can include help with back rent, mortgage or utility payments for families struggling to remain in their homes. For veterans and their families who have lost their housing, SSVF will provide financial aid with rental and utility security deposits and initial rental payments. Support services can range from assistance with transportation; child care; linkage to medical care, behavioral healthcare and recovery services for veterans experiencing PTSD and other effects of combat; and other services to help the veterans and their family re-establish financial stability and self-sufficiency.ChesterOperating Base CeciliaPhiladelphia Veterans Multi-Service and Education Center
    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
    Reading YMCA - Honor HouseSupportive housing for chemically dependent and homeless Veteran's.BerksReading YMCAYMCA of Reading & Berks County
    Soldier OnSoldier On provides supportive services to veterans and their families in need, or who are homeless or at risk if becoming homeless. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program at Soldier On is a door-to-door outreach campaign assisting veterans and their families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. The outreach program aims to assist veterans and their families before they become homeless in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, and western Massachusetts. Soldier On provides in-home case management, referral services, and temporary financial assistance for housing to veterans facing homelessness. Soldier On’s mission is to provide veterans with the services and support they need to carry on healthy, productive lives in homes of their own. If you know a veteran who is on the verge of homelessness or struggling with issues related to housing, health care or substance abuse, Soldier On can help. Case Management and Referral Services for:
    • Health Care,
    • Daily Living Activites,
    • Financial Planning,
    • Transportation,
    • Income Support,
    • Legal Assistance,
    • Emergency Supplies,
    • Rep Payee/Fiduciary.
    Temporary Financial Funds may be available for:
    • Rental Assistance
    • Utility Fees,
    • Security Deposits,
    • Utility Deposits,
    • Moving Costs,
    • Child Care,
    • Transportation.
    Soldier OnSoldier On
    St. Francis Commons - Veterans HousingOffers 30 single occupancy rooms for homeless Veterans. LackawannaCatholic Social Services - Scranton Penn Avenue OfficeCatholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton
    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
    Tabor Community Services - SSVFHelp homeless or at-risk veteran families quickly regaining stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. Services include: - Outreach - Case management (assessment, housing stabilization plan/referrals) - Assistance in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits/community resources and services as available - Temporary financial assistance may be provided as last resort based on assessed individual need LancasterTLC/Veteran's Victory HouseTabor Community Services, Inc.
    TLC/Veteran's Victory HouseA program working with people experiencing homelessness having the express goal of moving to permanent housing. All programs are housed at 105 E King St. Within the program, they serve many populations, including but not restricted to Veterans through our Veterans’ Victory House, families and households through the Emergency Shelter program. Each household is assigned a case manager who works with each individual or family to develop an Individualized Housing Plan, again with the ultimate goal of achieving permanent housing. The plan, worked on together with the family or individual includes, among other items, a budget and a potential referral to a rapid re-housing program. Emphasis may also be placed on education, employment and/or recovery needs.LancasterTLC/Veteran's Victory HouseTabor Community Services, Inc.
    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: Employment ProgramsThe 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. VA is dedicated to helping homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness secure and maintain employment leading to increased residential and personal stability. Our goal is to afford Veterans the opportunity to return to healthy, productive lifestyles within their own communities.
    • Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program The Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) provides vocational assistance, job development and placement, and ongoing supports to improve employment outcomes among homeless Veterans and Veterans at-risk of homelessness. Formerly homeless Veterans who have been trained as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists (VRSs) provide these services.
    • Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program VA’s Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) Program is a national vocational program comprised of three unique programs which assist homeless Veterans in returning to competitive employment: Sheltered Workshop, Transitional Work, and Supported Employment. Veterans in CWT are paid at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. VA's National Cemetery Administration and Veterans Health Administration have also formed partnerships at national cemeteries, where formerly homeless Veterans from the CWT program have received work opportunities.
    • Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program The Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment (VR&E) VetSuccess Program assists Veterans with service-connected disabilities to prepare for, find, and keep suitable jobs. Services that may be provided include: Comprehensive rehabilitation evaluation to determine abilities, skills, and interests for employment; employment services; assistance finding and keeping a job; and On the Job Training (OJT), apprenticeship, and non-paid work experiences.
    For information about possible employment services in their area, Veterans can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline at 1-877-4AID-VET. 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 - 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: HUD-VASH Program and Housing Assistance 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. Housing assistance for homeless Veterans and their families is available through several federal programs. HUD-VASH Program The Department of Housing and Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program is a joint effort between HUD and VA to move Veterans and their families out of homelessness and into permanent housing. HUD provides housing assistance through its Housing Choice Voucher Program (Section 8) that allows homeless Veterans to rent privately owned housing. VA offers eligible homeless Veterans clinical and supportive services through its health care system across the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Guam. As of September 30, 2013, HUD had allocated funding to local public housing authorities to provide more than 58,000 Housing Choice Vouchers to homeless Veterans while VA hired dedicated VA case managers to assist homeless Veterans in securing and maintaining permanent housing through intensive case management. The Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program The Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program funds community-based agencies providing transitional housing or service centers for homeless Veterans. Through the program, each year (as funding is available) VA offers grants that may fund up to 65 percent of the project for the construction, acquisition or renovation of facilities or to purchase vans to provide outreach and services to homeless Veterans. Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program VA’s Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program makes all the properties VA obtains through foreclosures on VA-insured mortgages available for sale to homeless provider organizations to shelter homeless Veterans. The mortgages are offered at a discount of 20 to 50 percent, based on how long the property has been listed for sale. 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 - 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
    United Veterans Beacon HouseBeacon House is sponsored by the "Veterans of Vietnam War Post #30" and administered totally by volunteer efforts. Provides temporary housing for homeless veterans. The house serves as a transitional group home for up to eight homeless veterans who have completed drug and alcohol recovery programs at Veterans Administration Hospital in Lebanon. Counseling and support are also provided to veterans. Resident veterans are provided with medical and vocational rehabilitation services through the Lebanon Veterans Medical Center. Volunteers also help with driving and maintenance of the agency van. Speakers are available to give presentations about the organization to interested groups.LancasterUnited Veterans Beacon HouseVeterans of The Vietnam War
    VA Permanent Supportive Housing Program - Lackawanna CountySponsored through HUD, the program secures eight scattered-site, one-bedroom apartments for male and female veterans with a disabling condition, who have been chronically homeless. The program also allows for three scattered-site, three-bedroom apartments for chronically homeless, disabled Veterans and their families. Assists with apartment rental costs, and provides ongoing case management and supportive services. The primary goal of the program is to assist participants to remain in permanent housing, while increasing self-sufficiency and maximizing the ability to live independently.LackawannaCatholic Social Services - Scranton Fig Street OfficeCatholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton
    VA Permanent Supportive Housing Program - Pike CountySponsored through HUD, the program secures six scattered-site, one-bedroom apartments for male and female veterans with a disabling condition, who have been chronically homeless. Assists with apartment rental costs, and provides ongoing case management and supportive services. The primary goal of the program is to assist participants to remain in permanent housing, while increasing self-sufficiency and maximizing the ability to live independently.PikeCatholic Social Services - Milford OfficeCatholic Social Services of the Diocese of Scranton
    Veterans Administration Medical Center Wilkes-BarreMedical center provides a range of services for veterans. Services include visual impairment services team (VIST), women's health, geriatrics and extended care, mental health services, dental care, bereavement support, medical equipment, palliative care, outpatient services, pharmacy, primary care, rehabilitation and prosthetics and specialty care. LuzerneVeterans Administration Medical Center Wilkes-BarreUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Affairs VA Medical Center - Coatesville - Housing/Homeless ServicesThe Coatesville VA Medical Center provides solutions to housing issues experienced by veterans. Housing Options Include: - Community Living Center is a nursing home for eligible veterans - Fresh Start and LZ II are two transitional residences for homeless male veterans - Mary E. Walker House is a transitional residence for homeless female veterans - Independence Hall-4A is a transitional residence for veterans with severe mental illnessChesterVeterans Affairs VA Medical Center - CoatesvilleUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical Center - Veterans Affairs Supported Housing ( VASH )Helps veterans living with a disability, mental illness, addiction, chronic homelessness or other issues obtain safe, affordable, accessible permanent housing, as well as medical treatment, supportive services, and case management. They VA will provide necessary medical treatment and supportive services through the VA medical system. The Housing Authority of Indiana County will provide rental housing assistance through its Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, which will allow the veterans to rent from private landlords throughout the area.BlairVeterans Health Administration, Altoona - James E. Van Zandt VA Medical CenterUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Butler Healthcare - Homeless Veteran ProgramProvides services and housing resources for eligible Veterans to break the cycle of homelessness and unemployment. Services include Disability benefits, education, health care, rehabilitation, residential care and compensated work therapy.ButlerVeterans Health Administration, VA Butler HealthcareUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Dental ProgramThe H.J. Heinz campus Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Dental Program provides an emergency dental clinic for eligible veterans. Non-eligible veterans and veterans without dental insurance experiencing an emergency can be seen for $487.00 fee. The fee can be billed. Dental problems, such as pain and/or missing teeth can be tremendous barriers in seeking and obtaining employment. Studies have shown that after dental care, Veterans report significant improvement in perceived oral health, general health and overall self-esteem, thus, supporting the notion that dental care is an important aspect of the overall concept of homeless rehabilitation. AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - HJ Heinz Campus: Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans ProgramThe VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System's H.J. Heinz campus Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program provides services that enable homeless veterans to achieve and maintain the highest level of health, as well as social and independent functioning in the community. The HCHV program continually strives to build new, and strengthen existing relationships with community agencies. The HCHV program views the collaboration between VA and community homeless providers as a vital component of our services. It is our policy to provide services in a variety of community settings. Referrals from community agencies are welcome. The H.J. Heinz campus’ Healthcare for the Homeless Veterans Program offers:
    • Health Services,
    • Benefits Services,
    • Outreach Services,
    • Vocational Services,
    • Residential Contract Program,
    • Case management in Housing.
    See also: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Health Care
    AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    Veterans Health Administration, VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System - University Drive Campus: Homeless Patient Aligned Care TeamsVA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) is an integrated health care system that proudly serves the Veteran population throughout the tri-state area of Pennsylvania, Ohio and West Virginia. VAPHS consists of two clinical care facilities in Pittsburgh as well as five community based outpatient clinics. The University Drive campus serves as the acute care facility and has 146 operating beds distributed among medicine, surgery, neurology and critical care. A range of outpatient services and 78 secure, private psychiatric beds are located in the new Consolidation Building. The Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams program implements a coordinated homeless primary care model that focuses on improving the access, care coordination, and quality of treatment of alcohol and other substance use for homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of becoming homeless.AlleghenyVA Pittsburgh Healthcare SystemUnited States Department of Veterans Affairs - Veterans Health Administration
    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 - 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 - Beaver, Greene, Washington CountiesProvides transitional assistance to military members who are reintegrating back into civilian life. Provides essential housing, employment, and other vital supportive services to eligible Veterans, service members, and their families to improve self-sufficiency, sustainability, and quality of life.BeaverVeterans Leadership Program of Western PAVeterans 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 MenProvides temporary apartments to single male Veterans with children for 30-90 days while offering intensive case management services.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program - Project JourneyVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Leadership Program - Valor Housing ProgramServes 15 veterans with a targeted population of three single men, four single females, four single men with dependent children and four single females with dependent children. 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 - Victory Housing ProgramServes 15 homeless disabled veterans with dependent children. Provides life skills training, individualized goal setting, job preparation and/or employment.AlleghenyVeterans Leadership Program Housing ProgramsVeterans Leadership Program of Western PA
    Veterans Multi-Service Center - Supportive Services for Veteran Families - VMC - CoatesvilleSSVF provides comprehensive Supportive Services to very low income Veterans and their families who are currently experiencing homelessness or are at risk of losing their homes. Resources include case management, housing counseling, legal support, credit repair and financial planning services, and time-limited, temporary financial assistance. Eligible veterans may receive time-limited financial assistance for rent, utilities, and security deposits. SSVF offers short-term case management that links Veterans with resources within the Veterans Administration and the community with the ultimate goal of stabilizing veterans in housing. Veterans Service Officer (access to VA benefits and entitlements) Access to emergency food and clothing and other local services Transportation to and from the Coatesville VA Medical Center Internet employment application assistance Training courses such at ServSafe and basic computer skills Personal/life skill courses such as budgeting (offered by Clarifi)ChesterOPERATING BASE CECILIA-COATESVILLEVeterans Multi-Service Center
    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
    Victory House of Lehigh Valley - Homeless ShelterShelter and transitional housing program for homeless adult men, 18-65 years old. Individuals are initially accepted for 45 days, but that can be extended if the program is right for them. Case managers assist residents in obtaining services and establishing a plan for self sufficiency. Referral needed: - For a referral from Lehigh County Drug and Alcohol Division contact Lehigh Valley Intake at 610-923-0394. - For a referral from Northampton County Drug and Alcohol Division contact 610-829-4725. All men referred from the County Drug and Alcohol Divisions must be currently active in substance abuse treatment. - United States Veterans can contact the Department of Veterans Affairs in Allentown at 610-776-4364 for an assessment and referral. - Call 211 for screening into shelter system, Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 4:00pm, evening and weekend referrals not available. No walk-ins accepted. Referrals are accepted for admission on Monday through Friday. NorthamptonVictory House of Lehigh ValleyVictory House of Lehigh Valley
    Volunteers of America - Supportive Services for Veteran FamiliesProvides low-income veteran families with services aimed at preventing homelessness and improving stability. Services include: - Case Management - Transportation assistance - Housing counseling - Financial planning - Legal services - Employment search assistance - Temporary Financial assistance - Assistance with obtaining VA and other public benefits Supportive Services for Veteran Families, 2601 North Front Street, Harrisburg, PA 17110. Contact Program Coordinator: (717) 236-1440 X 16DauphinVolunteers of AmericaVolunteers of America
    YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Employment Readiness Services for Homeless VeteransProvides a full range of employment readiness services to eligible homeless veterans seeking employment and self-sufficiency. Services include job search assistance, career planning and employment plan development, resume development and updating, interview skills training, assistance with work clothing, transportation, and referral assistance to help obtain other benefits and services. Provides job development, job coaching and retention services to eligible veterans regardless of barriers. This includes ordering Veterans DD 214 forms, coordination with housing providers, site coordination at area CareerLinks and other services.DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg
    YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Homeless Veterans HousingTransitional housing for eligible homeless single male veterans. Provides case management, goal planning, transportation, referral and other supportive services to enrolled, eligible homeless veterans. Individual goal plans are tailored to meet the homeless veteran’s unique needs and goals. Plans may include development of employment or other sources of income, housing stability, transition to permanent housing, educational goals and/or overcoming barriers to success.DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg
    YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Homeless Veterans Stand DownAnnual Stand-down provide cots, sleeping bags, hygiene care, on site medical and dental services, clothing, duffle bags and other items for homeless veterans.DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg
    YWCA Greater Harrisburg - Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)Promotes housing stability among very low-income veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. Provide outreach service, case management services, assistance in obtaining VA benefits, and assistance in obtaining and coordinating other public and mainstream benefits. Temporary financial assistance may also be available for eligible veterans families. DauphinYWCA Greater HarrisburgYWCA Greater Harrisburg

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