Veterans’ Programs

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Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)

In partnership with the Department of Labor, Inner Voice’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) provides employment/training, counseling and housing placement services to 125 homeless veterans. The goal of HVRP is to facilitate the placement of homeless veterans into livable-wage employment while providing person-centered case management services that ensure job retention and long-term housing stability..

In order to ensure the successful transition of veterans into the work force, HVRP also maintains linkages with over twenty organizations that provide myriad services, including alcohol/substance abuse treatment, rent/utility assistance, financial management, furniture/clothing distribution, child care, legal assistance, recovery support, domestic violence counseling, HIV/AIDS counseling, post-secondary education and vocational rehabilitation. In addition to on-site services, external referrals will be provided to VA medical/mental health services, temporary shelter, permanent housing and mainstream resources/entitlements.

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Pia Kanoy, Director of Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, pkanoy@ivchi.org 312-994-4358

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The Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program (GPD)

The Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program (GPD) provides transitional housing funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The GPD is a companion program of the Eddie Beard Veterans Housing program that supplements the operating budget and includes:

o   GPD Low-Demand Housing program provides seven beds utilizing a harm reduction framework to accommodate chronically homeless veterans who were unsuccessful in traditional housing programs.

o   GPD Bridge Housing program provides eight beds to assist veterans already matched with a housing provider, who need to complete the necessary steps to finish the process and obtain permanent housing.

Sheretta Patterson, Case Manager  spatterson@ivchi.org

Sheretta Patterson, Case Manager spatterson@ivchi.org

Transition in Place (TIP)

The Transition in Place program offers 25 veteran families housing in which support services transition out of the residence over time, rather than the residents. This allows families to remain in the unit, if they so desire, rather than requiring them to search for other housing, which could jeopardize housing stability.