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Veterans Corner

April 14, 2013

Veterans' Corner

The Veterans Administration has streamlined its efforts to help homelessness by concentrating on veterans in four areas. Employment, safe housing, health care and mental heath care are now more defined to aid veterans quicker.

Opportunities to return to employment are available through the VA's Compensated Work Therapy (CWT) and the Homeless Veterans Supported Employment Program (HVSEP). CWT provides workshops, transitional work and supported employment by paying at least the federal or state minimum wage, whichever is higher. HVSEP provides vocational assistance, job development and placement.

HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) is a joint effort between the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the VA, allocating nearly 38,000 Section 8 vouchers across the country. Vouchers allow veterans and their families to live in market rate rental units. Subsidies are paid to the landlord on behalf of the veteran, with the veteran responsible for the difference between the actual rent charged and the amount subsidized by the program.

The VA's Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program offers outreach, exams, treatment referrals and case management. Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACT) provides a coordinated "medical home" specifically tailored to the needs of homeless veterans that integrates clinical care with the delivery of social services with enhanced access and community coordination. Homeless Veterans Dental Program (HVDP) makes treatment available to all veterans through a number of programs under HVDP. Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups ) brings together providers, advocates and other concerned citizens to assist veterans.

Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) provides veterans timely access to mental health, substance use, and incarcerated veteran services when clinically indicated. Affiliations within the community in these areas coordinate the veteran with the specifically identified need in order to assist.

Veterans can call the VA's National Call Center for Homeless Veterans to speak to a trained VA responder without the veteran having to register with the VA or enroll in the VA healthcare system. The responder will be available to answer all questions and to assess the veteran's needs. Calls can be made to 1-877-4AID-VET ( 1-877-424-3838 ) for help in any of the above described areas by the veteran or caregiver.

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    Ministers responsible for Veterans Affairs and officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, and the United States, completed a series of meetings April 8-11 at the United States Military Academy at West Point, NY, discussing the latest research, best practices and various areas of collaboration to address the growing needs of veterans.

    April 21, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - April 13, 2014

    The United States Navy is surveying enlisted women and trying to gauge those women interested in volunteering for submarine force duty.

    April 14, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - April 6, 2014

    Used the GI Bill benefits?

    April 7, 2014

  • VETERANS’ CORNER: Veterans with ALS eligible for housing assistance grants

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced that veterans and active duty military personnel with service-connected amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, are now medically eligible for grants up to almost $68,000.

    March 30, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - March 23, 2014

    U.S. technology trade associations, in an online community, is partnering to help veterans transition to civilian careers.

    March 24, 2014

  • Veterans Corner – March 16, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has initiated a multi-faceted approach to reduce the use of opioids among America's veterans using VA health care. The Opioid Safety Initiative (OSI) is a comprehensive effort to improve the quality of life for the hundreds of thousands of veterans suffering from chronic pain.

    March 16, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - March 2, 2014

    The Department of Veterans Affairs has announced the phased roll out of newly designed, more secure Veteran Health Identification Cards (VHIC).

    March 3, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - Feb. 16, 2014

    The constant relocation in dealing with multiple deployments can be a hectic life for children of military families.

    February 17, 2014

  • Veterans' Corner - Feb. 2, 2014

    There will be a FREE Franchise Expo for veterans and military spouses in Houston, Texas, Saturday, Feb. 8, 2014.

    February 3, 2014

  • Lawmakers, veterans groups step up efforts to fight cuts

    A combination of lawmakers and veterans groups are stepping up efforts to fight cuts to benefits for military retirees under the bipartisan budget agreement passed by Congress before the holiday break.

    January 6, 2014

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