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Services for Homeless Veterans

Housing and supportive services for those who served us

Supportive Services and Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans in Indiana

In partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA) and referring agencies, Volunteers of America Indiana provides case management, financial support, employment services, housing assistance and transitional housing for honorably discharged United States homeless veterans. All homeless veteran programs provide help to facilitate individuals and/or veteran families become more self-sufficient.

For additional information regarding any of Volunteers of America's veteran services in Indiana contact Larcina Hicks, Senior Director of Veteran Services, at lhicks@voain.org or 317.938.3889.

Comprehensive services for homeless veterans

Transitional Housing and Shelter for Homeless Veterans

Brandon Hall, Indianapolis

Case management and 39 beds are provided as part of the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) and Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Contract Residential Programs. Read Gerald Mitchell's story to learn more about how Brandon Hall serves homeless veterans. Contact Monet Orr, Program Coordinator, at morr@voain.org or call 317.686.9858 for more information.

Liberty Landing, Fort Wayne

Case management and 40 beds are provided for veterans transitioning out of homelessness as part of the Grant and Per Diem (GPD) program. Contact David Wilson, Regional Program Director, at dawilson@voain.org for more information or call 260.755.6154.

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 are expected to work with their case manager toward a lifestyle conducive to stable housing. Learn how this program embraces a harm reduction model. Contact David Wilson, Regional Program Director, at dawilson@voain.org for more information or call 260.387.5295.


"At Safe Haven I learned that I'm not a bad person for being homeless."
-Kevin


Supportive Services for Homeless Veteran Families

Counties served by our SSVF programSupportive 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 participants to obtain VA benefits 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. For more information in Central Indiana call 855-332-VETS (8387). For more information in Southern Indiana, call 855-840-4862.

SSVF Service Areas include the following Indiana counties: Bartholomew, Brown, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Grant, Harrison, Johnson, Knox, Lawrence, Marion, Monroe, Morgan, Orange, Perry, Pike, Posey, Shelby, Spencer, Vanderburgh, Warrick, and Washington.

Employment Assistance for Homeless Veterans

HOMELESS VETERAN REINTEGRATION PROGRAM

The Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) is offered in both Fort Wayne and Indianapolis, and is a federal program funded through the US Department of Labor. It focuses on identifying and addressing barriers to employment faced by veterans who are either homeless or facing eviction in 14 days.

For more information about the program in Fort Wayne, contact Terrell Brown at tbrown@voain.org or 260-498-2263. For more information about the program in Indianapolis, contact Rhonda Weaver at rhweaver@voain.org or 1-855-332-8387.


"Whenever I walked into the HVRP office and sat down, how can I help was always the first thing I heard. And knowing that I had that, was a safety net for me that helped me feel hopeful."
-Randy

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.