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New York/New Jersey VA Health Care Network


Behavioral VA Health Care

The Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans *
VA Homelessness Among Veterans
Homeless Veteran Housing (Grant & Per Diem Program)

For a copy of our Annual Report, call (585) 393-7422, or email: ***

The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) program’s goal is to end homelessness among veterans through outreach efforts and community partnerships. Veterans are engaged in treatment and rehabilitation programs that enable them to achieve a better quality of life.

HCHV program is designed to address the needs of homeless veterans. HCHV staff work with veterans who are mentally ill or have substance abuse problems, to help them overcome the barriers that may prevent them from receiving or benefiting from health services. Reaching out to homeless veterans in shelters, soup kitchens, and on the streets, VA outreach workers help establish eligibility for VA medical services, develop appropriate treatment plans, and screen for community placement.

VA staff connects with shelters, community organizations, and local governments to provide veterans with access to these combined resources. Through these connections, the HCHV program strives to serve all homeless veterans in our area and improve their quality of life.

Services Include:

  • Residential programs and transitional housing placement
  • Medical care
  • Alcohol and substance abuse treatment
  • Mental health treatment
  • Case management
  • Veterans benefits counseling
  • Vocational rehabilitation assessment
  • Job training and employment opportunities
  • CARF - The Rehabilitation Accreditation Commission
Awards & Honors
  • Recipient of VA Secretary’s Award in 2007 for Outstanding Achievement in Service for Homeless Veterans by the Network
  • Recipient of the Modern Healthcare Magazine 2005 Spirit of Excellence Award for Quality
  • Selected as a VA Mental Health Best Practice

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