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Veterans to Be Provided Housing




We are working to provide a new transitional residence for single Veterans located in Philadelphia.


This project provides transitional housing and supportive services for homeless veterans, some of whom may have mental health and substance abuse problems. A total of 8 male veterans can be served at one time. 


The main goals are to help each veteran achieve greater self-determination, improved residential stability, and increased income and/or job skills. These goals are achieved through individual service plans that are developed by the case manager with the input of each individual client. Each veteran who consistently follows his service plan and follows all policy/procedures of the program will be in good standing and may be considered a successful graduate of the transitional housing program. Successful graduates of the program may be eligible for additional supportive services such as rental assistance, relocation allowance and home furnishings, depending on the individual veteran's need and the availability of funding. Individuals who qualify for this program must obtain a DD214 that states they have earned an honorable discharge. The time a veteran may participate in the transitional housing program cannot exceed 24 months.


This program’s role in the Philadelphia County Continuum of Care is that of a transitional housing provider dedicated to specifically serving homeless veterans.


Objectives

  • Provide safe and affordable housing

  • Develop a individualized service goal / treatment plan for each veteran

  • Provide case management services

  • Increase job skills and training

  • Improve income stability

  • Assist each resident to secure permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency


Admissions Criteria

  • Must be an eligible veteran over the age of 18

  • Must be certified as being homeless

  • Must be drug and alcohol free for 30 days

  • Must be willing to follow and abide by all program rules and service planning


Length of stay in program

Each resident will stay in program between 18 to 24 months


Supportive Services

ELOHIM works in conjunction with the Veterans Affairs Medical Center to provide a comprehensive support environment.


Economic Opportunity

  • Job training and employment assistance

  • Life skills training: basic home management, budget counseling and self-care skills

  • Case management: service plan development, referrals, coordination and advocacy to appropriate agencies to address needs

  • Housing counseling and referral plus continued follow up for 6 months after discharge


Veterans Affairs Medical Center

  • Medical treatment and medication monitoring

  • Substance abuse treatment / counseling

  • Mental health treatment / counseling

  • Benefit entitlement: VA benefits and VA pension


Property Features

  • individual bedroom residence

  • Fire alarm system / smoke detectors

  • Free laundry services (washer and dryer)

  • 24-hour supervision

  • Completely furnished

  • Kitchen with appliances included

  • Living / dining room area

  • 2 full baths

  • Wall-to-wall carpeting

  • Telephone service

  • Cable TV

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