By: Tyshameka Hollins
When a man or woman comes home after fighting for our freedom, they don’t
always have a home to call their own. Here is a site you can go to for assistance:
VA’s specialized programs for homeless veterans serve hundreds of thousands of
homeless and at-risk veterans each year. Independently and in collaboration with
federal and community partners, VA programs provide veterans with housing
solutions, employment opportunities, health care, justice- and reentry-related
services and more. Learn more about these programs at VA’s Programs for At-Risk Veterans and Their Families page.
Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for
privately owned housing to veterans who are eligible for VA health care services
and are experiencing homelessness. VA case managers may connect these
veterans with support services such as health care, mental health treatment and
substance use counseling to help them in their recovery process and with their
ability to maintain housing in the community. Among VA homeless continuum of
care programs, HUD-VASH enrolls the largest number and largest percentage of
veterans who have experienced long-term or repeated homelessness.
MSK dedicates the first and third Tuesday to those who have served our country
and their family members. We thank them for their service and are dedicated to
showing our appreciation and offering support to them in the form of food stability and connections to resources.