White River Junction VA Medical Center, Vermont
Shelter and Street Outreach Services
The purpose of this service is to engage veterans. This service also helps veterans register for VHA, if they are eligible and helps veterans navigate the VA services. It serves to build the bridge between the community and the VA.
For additional information, veterans can contact their primary care social worker.
This program provides services to veterans who are primarily homeless and are unable to be in a shelter, transitional housing, or permanent housing, with more intensive care.
For these services, veterans will have to be screened and referred in conjunction with a psychiatrist. A veteran can be in this program for up to 6 months.
Transitional Housing (VA Grant and Per Diem Program)
This is a competitive grant program through the VA. It helps to fund the development of transitional housing programs for veterans in the community. The goal is to help veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self determination.
Permanent Supportive Housing (HUD/VASH)
The VA and HUD have partnered and released over 10,000 permanent supportive housing Section 8 vouchers in Fiscal Year 2008. The WRJ VAMC received 20 HUD/VASH vouchers to serve its catchment area. This program allows for homeless veterans, to receive a Section 8 voucher. These veterans must demonstrate a need for on-going case management service. This is NOT a housing only program. Participants are expected to participate in case management and on-going supportive services. Veterans can use this voucher as long as they are in the HUD/VASH program.