VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OPENS 40-BED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM FOR HOMELESS VETERANS IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY
VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA OPENS 40-BED TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM
FOR HOMELESS VETERANS IN SACRAMENTO COUNTY
Program includes employment, wellness, and other wraparound services at same location
Sacramento, California – Thursday, January 31, 2019 –Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada (VOA) launched a 40-bed transitional housing and employment services program for veterans experiencing homelessness in Sacramento County.
The program provides furnished temporary housing in individual studio apartments, meals, life skills and financial management classes, pre-employment and vocational training, employment placement assistance, substance abuse support, housing location and transportation services to single male and female veterans. This program is funded through a grant awarded to VOA from
the Veterans Administration and is the only “Service Intensive Transitional Housing” program for Veterans in Sacramento County.
“We are very excited to add this invaluable program to Volunteers of America’s existing services for veterans in Sacramento County at Mather Community Campus,” says VOA Division Director, Sherman Haggerty. “This program will allow a unique group of veterans the extra time and help needed to meet their goal of achieving independent living.”
This program offers the first new transitional housing beds for homeless veterans in Sacramento County, in over three years. The housing units are conveniently located at VOA’s Mather Community Campus adjacent to VOA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families, Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program and the Veteran Service Center all located on the same campus. These housing units are also conveniently located near Sacramento’s Veterans Hospital Administration Hospital. Additional housing units are currently under construction at the Mather campus which will increase local housing inventory.
Volunteers of America Northern California and Northern Nevada provides specialized programs for homeless and at-risk veterans and their families in the Greater Sacramento area. Services include rapid re-housing, case-management and homeless prevention. A large focus is heavily placed on increasing veteran men's and women's employment possibilities through life and job skills classes.