Shepherd's Heart Veterans Home

Shepherd's Heart Fellowship


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Data Provided By
United Way of Allegheny County
General Information
Description of ServiceTransitional housing for homeless male veterans. The program aims to service male veterans who are homeless and may have post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), substance abuse problems, mental illness, dual diagnosis, and those who are disabled.
LocationAllegheny
Geographical AreaAllegheny
Intake ProcedureCall. Applicants must attend a screening interview conducted by the VA Pittsburgh, HCHV staff prior to being accepted into the program.
Intake RequirementsApplicants will be required to submit to a pre-placement drug screen. Applicants are required to undergo a background check. Any applicant who is on probation must be willing to sign an information release that allows staff to share information with his/her assigned probation officer.
Helpful TipsShuttle Van
Monday through Friday
8:25am and 10:55am
 
Client Information
Target PopulationMilitary/Veterans
GenderEither
EligibilityEligibility Criteria:
  • Must be a veteran of any branch of the Armed Services of United States,
  • MUST be eligible for VA services,
  • Applicants will be required to submit to a pre-placement drug screen. They should also have a recovery plan in place that includes weekly attendance at drug / alcohol outpatient support group,
  • Applicants must lack fixed and regular permanent housing,
  • Applicants should be medically and mentally stable enough to live safely in an unsupervised community living setting,
  • Applicants are required to undergo a background check. Any applicant who is a registered sex offender, arsonist, or has an outstanding warrant for his/her arrest will not be accepted into this program,
  • Applicant should be willing to follow program goals and requirements, and be willing to work cooperatively with staff and other residents,
  • Applicants must be willing to actively search for employment within the first 30 days of residency, or if on a disability be willing to engage in constructive daily activities. All residents must be willing to transition to an independent living situation,
  • Any applicant who is on probation must be willing to sign an information release that allows staff to share information with his/her assigned probation officer,
  • Applicants must attend a screening interview conducted by the VA Pittsburgh, HCHV staff prior to being accepted into the program.
 
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Rev. Michael D Wurschmidt
Contact's Position Executive Director
Contact's Email shepheart@verizon.net
Physical Site Address 1 13 Pride Street
Physical Site Address 2 Shepherd's Heart Veteran's Home
Physical Site City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Mailing Address 1 PO Box 7218
Mailing City, State, Zip Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Mail Attention To Shepherd's Heart Fellowship
Main Phone 412-281-1305
Fax 412-281-1314
Service Location Email joseph.savino@va.gov
Web Address www.shepheart.org
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: Shepherd's Heart Fellowship
Affiliated Program: Shepherd's Heart Fellowship
This Service: Shepherd's Heart Veterans Home
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Life Skills Education (PH-6200.4600)
Mental Health Information/Education (RR-5150)
Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (YF-5000.0500-650)
Substance Use Disorder Issues (YZ-8400)
Transitional Housing/Shelter (BH-8600)
Transportation (BT)
Veterans (YN-9000)