Housing Crisis Center has the following programs serving veterans in our community. Here are some of the ways we are here for people like Perry.
Veterans Housing Partnership
This program provides permanent supportive housing with intensive case management for homeless, disabled veterans and their families. Veterans receive support services at the VA Medical Center, on-site at their apartment complex, and at various locations in the community. Veterans must have a relationship with the VA to qualify for this program. To qualify for this program, individuals must be chronically homeless, disabled, and a veteran. Families must be currently homeless, with the head of household being disabled and a veteran.
Permanent Housing Services
This program provides permanent supportive housing with intensive case management for chronically homeless disabled adults, primarily veterans. This program does not serve families. To qualify for this program individuals must be chronically homeless and disabled. The majority, but not all, of the clients served in this program are veterans.
ACE (“All Citizens Empowered”)
ACE is a permanent supportive housing program for families and individuals. All heads-of-household must have a disabling mental condition such as schizophrenia and also have an addiction to substances. Individuals must be chronically homeless. Half of the clients in this program are veterans.
Definition of Terms
Homeless — These are individuals or families who are residing in a shelter or living in a place not meant for human habitation, such as a car. This does not include those who are staying with family or friends, or living in a transitional housing program.
Chronically homeless — These are individuals or families who are either homeless currently and have been for the last year, or have experienced four episodes of homelessness in the last three years and are currently homeless.
Disabled — Individuals who have a mental health diagnosis, substance abuse diagnosis, or physical disability.
HCC provides housing, case management, therapy, and other support services to meet the needs of the veteran clients. While a homeless person living on the streets can cost a city upwards of $100,000 in taxpayer dollars annually, HCC can house that same person and provide comprehensive services for less than $10,000 each year. At HCC, your donation goes further. For every dollar donated to HCC, $0.94 is dedicated solely to direct client services.