Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Funding Renewed for Veterans Services Programs

Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana announces renewed Federal funding for its Veterans Services programs that provide supportive services and transitional housing for homeless Veterans. The funding was received from the Department of Veterans Affairs for program renewal effective immediately.

“We are thankful for the funding which allows us to continue to provide housing for homeless Veterans and ongoing supportive services to Veterans in need and their families,” says Voris Vigee, Executive Vice President of Programming for Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana.

The Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans Program provides transitional housing and rehabilitation services for homeless male Veterans (referred by the Veterans Administration) in the Greater New Orleans area. The program provides access to housing, along with a full continuum of rehabilitation services offered to Veterans by Volunteers of America, including substance abuse and mental health counseling, educational services, comprehensive employment training and placement, permanent housing placement, and supportive services for Veterans’ families. The Federal funding allows for over 60 beds to be available in two facilities, Napoleon Avenue and Pitt Street. The programs can help Veterans get the therapy they need to get clean, to gain job skills, and to strengthen mental health.

The Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program promotes housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. Services available include counseling, education, vocational guidance, required training, job preparation, resume writing, financial planning, money management, and other assistance based on individual needs.

For more information on the programs visit, www.voasela.org/veteran-services.