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Service Priorities For Homeless Veterans- How Does VASH Fit? July 14, 2011
Brief History <ul><li>Began in 1984  </li></ul><ul><li>Men’s Shelter and Soup Kitchen at first </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to ...
<ul><li>Men’s Shelter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70 Emergency Shelter Beds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Male Veteran Beds </li...
Clinical Services <ul><li>Clinical staff = multidisciplinary team of front-line staff, case-managers, medical staff, psych...
Clinical Services <ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 2006, has provided free civil legal services to all guests </l...
Clinical Services <ul><li>Veterans Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Male Veteran Beds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Femal...
Crisis Ministries/VA Partnership <ul><li>HUD/VASH </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans’ Treatment Court </li></ul><ul><li>Child Supp...
Partnership Between Crisis Ministries and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center <ul><li>Two  VA Programs </li></ul><ul><li>-H...
HUD/VASH Case Managers obtain clients: <ul><li>-Housing Resource Walk-In clinic held three  </li></ul><ul><li>times weekly...
Crisis Ministries Case Managers <ul><li>- Take referrals for Crisis Ministries Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional Dor...
Keys to Positive Outcomes and Stability <ul><li>-intensive case management </li></ul><ul><li>-home visits/office visits </...
What Would Make HUD/VASH  More Successful <ul><li>-clients obtain VA benefits quicker </li></ul><ul><li>-more HUD vouchers...
Crisis Ministries/VA Partnership <ul><li>ABA Commission on Homeless and Poverty Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Veteran’s Tre...
Crisis Ministries/VA Partnership <ul><li>ABA Commission on Homeless and Poverty Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Veteran’s Chi...
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  1. 1. Service Priorities For Homeless Veterans- How Does VASH Fit? July 14, 2011
  2. 2. Brief History <ul><li>Began in 1984 </li></ul><ul><li>Men’s Shelter and Soup Kitchen at first </li></ul><ul><li>Moved to current location in 1987 </li></ul><ul><li>Piggly Wiggly donated main building </li></ul><ul><li>Family Center built in 1991 </li></ul><ul><li>Supportive Services grew in the 1990’s to focus on ending people’s homelessness, not just feeding and sheltering </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Men’s Shelter </li></ul><ul><ul><li>70 Emergency Shelter Beds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Male Veteran Beds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Family Center </li></ul><ul><ul><li>30 Emergency Shelter Beds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Female Veteran Beds </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Transitional Living Center – TLC </li></ul><ul><ul><li>4 Bedrooms </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Up to 4 families </li></ul></ul>Where we are today
  4. 4. Clinical Services <ul><li>Clinical staff = multidisciplinary team of front-line staff, case-managers, medical staff, psychiatrists and counselors </li></ul><ul><li>12 front-line staff </li></ul><ul><li>11 counselors, case managers, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>3 psychiatrists </li></ul><ul><li>Many masters-level students, legal interns and externs, medical and nursing students </li></ul>
  5. 5. Clinical Services <ul><li>Legal </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Since 2006, has provided free civil legal services to all guests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Focus on disability claims, VA benefits, family law, landlord tenant issues, birth certificates and identification </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Partnership between Legal Aid, Chas. School of Law, Charleston Co. Bar </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Clinical Services <ul><li>Veterans Services </li></ul><ul><ul><li>14 Male Veteran Beds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>10 Female Veteran Beds </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Returned over 55% to self-sufficiency, higher than regional average </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Crisis Ministries/VA Partnership <ul><li>HUD/VASH </li></ul><ul><li>Veterans’ Treatment Court </li></ul><ul><li>Child Support Initiative </li></ul>
  8. 8. Partnership Between Crisis Ministries and Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center <ul><li>Two VA Programs </li></ul><ul><li>-HCHV Clinic </li></ul><ul><li>-Grant per diem program </li></ul><ul><li>-five staff </li></ul><ul><li>-HUD/VASH </li></ul><ul><li>-Housing resource </li></ul><ul><li>-three staff (one vacancy) </li></ul>
  9. 9. HUD/VASH Case Managers obtain clients: <ul><li>-Housing Resource Walk-In clinic held three </li></ul><ul><li>times weekly </li></ul><ul><li>-referrals from HCHV program </li></ul><ul><li>-referrals from Crisis Ministries </li></ul><ul><li>-other referral sources within VA hospital and </li></ul><ul><li>walk-ins </li></ul>
  10. 10. Crisis Ministries Case Managers <ul><li>- Take referrals for Crisis Ministries Veterans </li></ul><ul><li>Transitional Dorm </li></ul><ul><li>-Coordinate referrals for Up & Out funds or </li></ul><ul><li>HPRP funds </li></ul><ul><li>-Homeless Justice Project accepts referrals from </li></ul><ul><li>HUD/VASH case managers (referred clients may or </li></ul><ul><li>may not be eligible for HUD/VASH program) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Keys to Positive Outcomes and Stability <ul><li>-intensive case management </li></ul><ul><li>-home visits/office visits </li></ul><ul><li>-number of visits individualized to client </li></ul><ul><li>-monthly life skills groups </li></ul><ul><li>-Charleston Housing Authority keeps HUD/VASH </li></ul><ul><li>clients on rolls for six months post discharge from </li></ul><ul><li>program </li></ul>
  12. 12. What Would Make HUD/VASH More Successful <ul><li>-clients obtain VA benefits quicker </li></ul><ul><li>-more HUD vouchers available for clients </li></ul><ul><li>-more affordable housing </li></ul><ul><li>-more employment opportunities for veterans </li></ul>
  13. 13. Crisis Ministries/VA Partnership <ul><li>ABA Commission on Homeless and Poverty Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Veteran’s Treatment Court </li></ul><ul><li>- partnership between Crisis Ministries, VA </li></ul><ul><li>Justice Outreach Coordinator, Probate Court, </li></ul><ul><li>Solicitor’s Office, and Public Defender’s </li></ul><ul><li>Office </li></ul>
  14. 14. Crisis Ministries/VA Partnership <ul><li>ABA Commission on Homeless and Poverty Initiative </li></ul><ul><li>Veteran’s Child Support Clinic </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Project to address unresolved child support issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Nine Pilot sites: Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, Chicago, </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Los Angeles, Minneapolis, San Diego, Seattle, and </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Washington DC </li></ul></ul>

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