Transitional Housing Program


The Transitional Housing Program provides a supportive and sober living environment that can accommodate 48 homeless veterans for up to a 24-month stay in one of our 13 townhouses on Washington Boulevard.  Veterans in the program receive recovery support, case management, clothing, access to an on-site food pantry, financial management and employment and educational support designed to build their self-sufficiency and independent living skills. The ultimate goal of achieving permanent housing is central to the Transitional Housing Program.

Over 80% of veterans in the Transitional Housing Program graduate successfully and move into permanent housing.
ALL VETERANS WHO VISIT OUR TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM ARE ENCOURAGED TO PARTICIPATE IN OUR 3 PHASE SUCESS PROGRAM, iVETs

PHASE 1

INTRODUCTION

The introductory stage creates a successful foundation on which to build positive change and foster successful integration into the Veterans Place community. Case managers determine a baseline of physical and mental health for each veteran. The veteran and case manager will start to collaborate on an individualized track of care for veterans to achive self-sufficiency and independance. in this probationary stage, veterans participate in weekly meetings with their case manager; attend agreed upon groups that pertain to issues such as chemical dependancy, coping skills, hygiene and health, and participate in required selfless service.

PHASE 2

VOCATIONAL | EDUCATION | TRANSITION

The Vocational-Education-Transition phase is centered oin education and employment oppertunities that will ultimately allow veterans to transition to independant living. During this phase, veterans work with their case manager on individualizing a plan that includes helping them with financial literacy, communication strategies, job rediness, and mental health/chemical dependancy issues. they participate in monthly case reviews to ensure that they are progressing in their treatment plan to ultimately attain independant living in permenant housing. Veterans have the oppertunities to participate in several community activities such as, University of Pittsburgh sporting events, Pittsburgh Pirate games, cook outs, hiking, fishing, yoga, and many more. These activities allow for the Veterans to be engaged in the community and aide in the successful transition into society.

PHASE 3

SUSTAINABILITY

The sustainability stage, normally 60-90 days before discharge, provides a laser focus on preparations to leave Veterans Place for permenant housing. Veterans Place case manager will accompany the veteran to the potential housing in the community. Veterans Place staff collaborate with veterans to identify community resources to help successful integration into every day society. Depending on individual plans, this stage can also include setting up continuing meetings for recovering addicts, and discussions with program alumni on transitioning to self sufficiency.

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