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U.S. VETS

 

U.S. VETS logoU.S. VETS is the largest organization in the country dedicated to helping homeless veterans, and a nationally recognized leader in the field of service delivery to veterans. U.S. VETS is an innovative public-private partnership between a 501(c)(3) non-profit service provider, United States Veterans Initiative, and a for-profit real estate development company dedicated to designing special needs housing.

Mission

The successful reintegration of homeless veterans.

Strategy

U.S. VETS is an innovative public-private partnership created in 1993 to fill gaps in the continuum of care for homeless veterans. Through a coordinated effort with the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and other partners, U.S. VETS brings hope that these veterans can break the cycle of homelessness.

Primary Goal

To provide safe, sober, clinically supported housing and employment assistance for homeless veterans.

               We believe each veteran has to take responsibility for his or her success; no one else can.

               We believe each veteran has the right to expect a clean, safe, and sober environment. We have a zero tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use.

               We believe each resident must contribute to his or her own upkeep. Veterans must pay rent as soon as they are clinically able. Early indications are that this responsibility is a primary contributor to full recovery.

Outcomes

By fostering a sense of individual responsibility within a safe, sober, therapeutic environment, U.S. VETS provides hope that these veterans can abandon life on the streets, begin the healing process, and become productive members of society.

Model

U.S. VETS is an innovative public-private partnership between a 501(c)(3) non-profit service provider, United States Veterans Initiative, and a for-profit real estate development company dedicated to designing special needs housing. This is a unique way to address social service issues facing our nation today. It calls upon the strengths of each of its partners to affect change where other models have failed.

               Private sector provides housing and job development.

               VA provides clinical, medical and other support

               Corporation for National Service and Veterans Service Organizations provide services to help homeless veterans.

               Government provides renovation support, interim financing, and supportive services funding through HUD, the VA, DOL, and other agencies.

               Individuals and Corporations provide support through time and resources.

Each facility is structured to generate enough cash flow at full occupancy to sustain the core administrative burden of the supportive services. This ensures against the chronic problem of programs being driven by fund availability instead of by the services the clients need. Through self-sustaining revenues and long-term relationships, U.S. VETS facilities can continue to meet the needs of the population served, regardless of shifts in Federal funding priorities.

Locations

U.S. VETS currently has ten sites in operation, each with an extensive range of available support services in addition to housing. The operational locations include:

               Los Angeles, CA

               Long Beach, CA

               Houston, TX (Midtown Terrace)

               Houston, TX (The DeGeorge SRO)

               Las Vegas, NV

               Honolulu, HI

               Phoenix, AZ

               Prescott, AZ

               Riverside, CA

               Washington, D.C.

Additionally, sites are under development in these locations:

               Compton, California

               Ventura, California

Complete information about each site, including descriptions of services and complete contact information, is available at:
http://www.usvetsinc.org/locations/

Assistance

If you are a veteran in need of assistance we are the largest provider of housing, counseling, employment and training assistance in the country. If we cannot help you we will refer you to someone who can. Your information will be held in the strictest confidence.

Call Toll Free 1-877-527-8387

Contact Information

Corporate Offices
U.S. Vets
Westside Residence Hall
733 S. Hindry Ave.
Inglewood, CA 90301

Phone: (310) 348-7600
Fax: (310) 641-2661

Internet: http://www.usvetsinc.org/

See also:

Veterans Service Organizations - Overview

Veterans Affairs (VA) Benefits - Overview

Source

Information for this topic was drawn from the U.S. VETS website at:
http://www.usvetsinc.org/


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