United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Mental Health Services for Veterans

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program


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General Information
Description of ServiceThe United States Department of Veterans Affairs is committed to ending Veteran homelessness by the end of 2015. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home.

The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA's programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Our Veterans return from service with wounds we cannot always see. VA is committed to providing our Veterans with the mental health services they deserve. Too often, the emotional scars of service can contribute to Veteran homelessness or place Veterans at risk of homelessness. VA offers many mental health services for Veterans to help them get back on their feet.

VA provides a variety of programs and services that Veterans can take advantage of, including:
  • Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program
    Domiciliary care was initially established to provide services to economically-disadvantaged Veterans, and it remains committed to serving that group. The Domiciliary has evolved from a "Soldiers' Home" to become an active clinical rehabilitation and treatment program for male and female Veterans and domiciliary programs are now integrated with the Mental Health Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Programs (MH RRTPs). Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans Program
  • Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative
    VA’s Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative provides substance use services in the community to aid homeless Veterans’ recovery.
  • Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs
    The Readjustment Counseling Service’s Vet Center Programs feature community-based locations and outreach activities that help to identify and match homeless Veterans with necessary services.
  • VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program
    VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained, caring VA specialists provide the tools and support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline or visit Learn more about the HCHV Program.
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Geographical AreaUnited States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York)
Intake ProcedureApply for your VA benefits at your Local Regional Offices: VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.Also, to apply for a specific benefit, visit Applying for Benefits. In addition, VSO's (Veteran Service Organizations) can assist you as well by answering general questions and even petitioning on your behalf for services they believe you are qualified to receive.
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityYou may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
 
Availability
Hours of Operation 24 hour service
Contact Information
 
Physical Site Address 1 810 Vermont Avenue NW
Physical Site City, State, Zip Washington, DC 20420
Main Phone 877-4AID-VET (424-3838)
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
Web Address www.va.gov/homeless
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Affiliated Program: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program
This Service: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Homeless Veterans Program: Mental Health Services for Veterans
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: At Risk for Homelessness (YV-0400)
Condition Specific Mental Health Information/Education (RR-5150.1500)
Homelessness Issues (YZ-3100)
Homeless Veterans (YV-3000.3150)
Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Services (R)
Mental Health Hotlines (RP-1500.1400-500)
Mental Health Information/Education (RR-5150)
Mental Health Issues (YZ-5000)
Mental Health Support Services (RR)
Outreach Programs (TJ-6500.6300)
Psychiatric Aftercare Services (RR-8800.6400)
Veteran Reintegration Counseling (RP-1400.8000-900)
Veterans (YN-9000)