5WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838 VA PillarsOutreachTreatmentPreventionHousingIncomeCommunity Partnership
6Overview of VA Programs HCHV – Outreach; Access to VA clinical programs. National Call Center for Homeless Veterans. Veterans Justice Outreach/Re-EntryPrevention – Vocational program, Supportive Services for Veterans Families Grants: Asheville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem.Transitional Housing – HCHV Contract Beds, Grant and Per Diem, VA DomiciliaryPermanent Supportive Housing – HUD/VASH
7Supportive Services for Veterans Families Ashville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc.30 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801Twenty-two counties in western North Carolina.Passage Home Inc.712 West Johnson Street, Raleigh, NC 27607Wake County.United Way of Forsyth County, Inc.301 North Main Street, Suite 1700, Winston Salem, NC 27101Forsyth County.
8HUD/VASH Vouchers in NC PHA NameVAMCVoucher city locationFY 2008FY 2009FY 2010FY 2011PBV Set-Aside AwardsFY 2012TOTAL VASH AWARDSHousing Authority of the City of WilmingtonFayetteville VAMCWilmington152540HA of the City of CharlotteSalisbury VAMCCharlotte3550185Hsg Authority of the City of AshevilleAsheville VAMCAsheville170Fayetteville Metropolitan Hsg AuthFayetteville2095Greensboro Housing AuthorityGreensboro10120HA Winston-SalemWinston-Salem85The Housing Authority of the City of DurhamDurham VAMCDurhamHA County of Wake70180H/A City of GreenvilleGreenvilleHA Rowan CountySalisburyIsothermal Planning & DevelopmentRutherford
9WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838 HUD/VASHVouchers Awarded Vouchers in Use(as of )
10Housing FirstHousing First is an approach that centers on providing homeless people with housing quickly and then providing services as needed.What differentiates a Housing First approach from other strategies is that there is an immediate and primary focus on helping individuals and families quickly access and sustain permanent housing.This approach is consistent with what most people experiencing homelessness want and seek help to achieve.
11Principles of Housing First Consumer choice and empowermentRecovery and veteran-centric principlesSeparation of services and housingServices are voluntary and flexibleCommunity integrationLow-barrier and recovery-orientedEmphasis is on personal choice and responsibility for decision making. Goal is to help veterans live a healthy life and make better life choices (non-judgmental, solution-focused)Does not require complete abstinence as a goal of treatment; focus is always on recovery and community integration
12Why Housing First? It ends homelessness. Housing First eliminates the need for costly shelter care and transitional and short-term treatment services aimed at preparing veterans to be “housing ready or housing worthy.”Studies demonstrate that Housing First reduces ER visits, unscheduled mental health and medical hospitalization.Decreases the frequency and duration of homelessness.
13VA Community Partnership Direct FundingGrant and Per Diem: Annual National Grants for transitional beds. Current priority is on Tranisition in Place Model.Contract: Medical Center specific contracts for emergency, mental health and medical respite beds.SSVF: Annual National Grants for Rapid Re-Housing and Prevention.
14WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838 GPDAgency NameStateCityBedsCaring ServicesNCHigh Point15Servant CenterGreensboro25Good Shepard Minsitries, Inc.Wilmington21Healing with CAAREDurham9Open Door Ministries of High Point6Family forumCharlotte32Asheville Buncombe Community Christian MinistryAsheville24Voluntters of America of the Carolinas20FIRST at Blue RidgeLutheran Family services in the CarolinasDallas100Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers10First at Blue RidgeThe Healing Place of Wake CountyRaleighParker's House Foundation60North Carolina Houisng FoundationWinston-Salem40Community LinkPassage Home
15VA Continuum of Services OutreachHCHV Contract BedsTransitionalGPD - RRTPHUD/VASHSSVFTreatment ServicesVJO/HCRVHVSEP/VBA
16Other Community Partnership Service AgreementMOASOARMedical Center Point of Contact – Former SOAR WorkersEvidence of Existing Partnership for with VA for Grant applications.Housing/Leverage of ServicesCoordinating with community housing services to increase supported housing beds by leveraging VA services in exchange.