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Veteran Services

In partnership with the Veterans Administration and referring agencies Volunteers of America's Veteran Services provides wrap-around support to honorably discharged United States veterans who have been classified as homeless.  All veteran programs provide help to facilitate individuals and/or veteran families to become more self-sufficient and participate in community life. Go to our Locations and Contacts page for details on each site. 

Brandon Hall, Indianapolis

  • Case managment and 49 beds are provided as part of the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Contract Residential Programs. 

Liberty Landing, Fort Wayne 

  •  Case managment and 40 beds are provided for veterans transitioning out of homelessness as part of the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program. 

The Richard Lugar Safe Haven for Veterans, Fort Wayne

  • The 25-bed Safe Haven is a specialized version of the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Contractual Residential Program, funded by the Veterans Administration.  As a 'Housing First' program veterans do not need to make an initial commitment to sobriety/substance free living, but is expected to work with their case manager toward a lifestyle conducive to stable housing.  

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program

  • Through the SSVF program, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs aims to improve the housing stability of very low-income veteran families by providing intensive case management and assisting partipants to obtain VA and other community benefits.  Veterans can be connected with benefits such as vocational and rehabilitation counseling, job training and educational assistance, health care referral, transportation, legal service referral, child care and other services.  
  • SSVF Service Areas include the following Indiana counties:  Bartholomew, Brown, Davies, Dubois, Gibson, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Perry, Pike, Posey, Shelby, Spencer, Vanderburgh and Warrick.  
According to a December 2011 survey, 67,495 veterans are homeless on any given night and twice as many experience homelessness during a year.

"Volunteers of America gave me the tools I needed to regain my life."

-Scott

 

Our Partnership with the Home Depot Foundation

Volunteers of America is proud to partner with the Home Depot Foundation.  The Home Depot Foundation has funded supportive projects for the veterans we serve in our Liberty Landing and Safe Haven facilities located in Fort Wayne, as well as veterans at our Brandon Hall facility located in Indianapolis.  The Home Depot Foundation is committed to ensuring that every U.S. military veteran has a safe place to call home.  Learn more by visiting The Home Depot Foundation.