HOMELESS VETERANS COMMITTEE
The Homeless Veterans Committee is made up of volunteers from Chapters across Virginia who are appointed by the Department Commander for a 1-year term.
The Committee oversees the Homeless Veterans Program which provides services to veterans, their dependents, and survivors with financial assistance and information concerning available benefits available from both governmental and non-governmental organizations. The Department of Virginia Service Commission (DSC) provides oversight over the program under the direct supervision of the Department Service Director (DSD).
The program provides more than just financial grants, and includes assistance with housing, employment, medical assistance, food, clothing and transportation assistance as well as other support to help the homeless veteran on a path to return to a more normal, productive life. The program also renders support to the three VA Medical Centers in Virginia (Hampton, Richmond, and Salem).
The Committee also assists with Veterans “Stand-downs” throughout Virginia by coordinating with various homeless veteran support groups and providing information concerning benefits.
Our goal of assisting homeless veterans to become productive and self-sufficient also includes working with federal, state, county, and city governments to develop programs to assist homeless veterans; and coordination with each of the VAMCs in Virginia to obtain health care, substance abuse treatment, and mental health services for our homeless veterans.
For additional resources, Veterans can contact 211 which will provide
resources available in their area. Homeless veterans may also contact the National Veterans Homeless Hotline at 1-877-4AID-VET (424-3838).
VA Homeless Veteran Programs, click here
(Presented by Hampton VAMC at Spring Conf., 2023)
Homeless Veteran Committee Chair: Francine James (Chapter 6)
National Veterans Homeless Hotline: 1-877-4AID-VET (424-3838)