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.

Polk Bros. HVRP Services

Polk Bros. provides HVRP services for veterans who do not meet the VA’s requirements to participate in the HVRP program.’

Jermont Montgomery,   Employment Specialist,  jmontgomery@innervoicechicago.org

Jermont Montgomery, Employment Specialist, jmontgomery@innervoicechicago.org

DFSS Employment Preparedness & Placement: Helping Individuals Re-enter Employment Program (HIRE)

Launched in January 2019, HIRE, modeled after the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, facilitates the placement of homeless or at-risk individuals (non-veterans) into livable wage employment.

Earnfare

The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) Earnfare Program offers part-time employment and training opportunities to individuals receiving SNAP. The goal is to assist participants in gaining skill sets needed to obtain and maintain employment. Program participants also receive case management services that include employment counseling, housing assistance and referrals to full-time positions.