Veterans

Leaving homelessness for a job and permanent home can be challenging. Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Programs (HVRPs) operate under the principle that in addition to a home, veterans need income to maintain that home and to meet their personal needs. The staff at every HVRP is dedicated to helping veterans prepare for and secure a good job that matches their interests, abilities, and needs. The employment focus of HVRP distinguishes it from most other programs for people experiencing homelessness. Although staff focus on job searching and securing employment, they also offer supportive services to ensure that veterans have shelter and a pathway to permanent housing.

HVRPs are prepared to enroll veterans whose goal is to work full- or part-time. If you are uncertain about the kind of work you want to do or what jobs you may be qualified for, HVRP staff will help you identify a job goal. Once enrolled in HVRP, you will be assisted by an employment specialist who will help you access job training, search for jobs, prepare for job interviews, and retain employment.

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Resources
Veteran Programs
For further information on employment resources and other veteran benefits and programs, please visit:
https://www.veterans.gov

Self-Paced Training for Veterans
Keeping Up the Good Work is an online course designed for participants in HVRPs.

Benefit Finder
The Benefit Finder is an online questionnaire that recommends benefits you may be eligible to receive based on answers to a series of questions:
https://www.benefits.gov/benefit-finder

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Additional 

Stand Downs
The purpose of the Stand Down for homeless veterans, and achieving those objectives requires a wide range of support services and time. Read More

Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Information
In 2011, the Veterans Opportunity to Work and Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (VOW Act) was signed into law. The VOW Act requires service members separating from the military to attend the Transition Assistance Program (TAP).  The largest component of the TAP curriculum, to be more applicable to the realities of today’s job market. (Read More)

Military Spouses
Frequent moves by military families can create employment barriers, especially for spouses with occupational licenses. Many states help licensed military spouses by allowing for expedited applications, temporary licenses, or license reciprocity. (Read More)

Post 9/11 G.I. Bill (G.I. Bill)
If you have at least 90 days of aggregate active duty service after Sept. 10, 2001, and are still on active duty, or if you are an honorably discharged Veteran or were discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days, you may be eligible for this VA-administered program. (Read More)

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Veterans Crisis Line
Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?
Call 1-800-273-8255 and Press 1
Text 838255