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1 VA Homeless Veteran Services in North Carolina
Jeff Doyle, LISW VA Mid-Atlantic Network Homeless Coordinator (919) –

2 Homeless Veterans in North Carolina

3 WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838
VAMC Specific Data

4 North Carolina Homeless Demographics

5 WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838
VA Pillars Outreach Treatment Prevention Housing Income Community Partnership

6 Overview of VA Programs
HCHV – Outreach; Access to VA clinical programs. National Call Center for Homeless Veterans. Veterans Justice Outreach/Re-Entry Prevention – Vocational program, Supportive Services for Veterans Families Grants: Asheville, Raleigh, Winston-Salem. Transitional Housing – HCHV Contract Beds, Grant and Per Diem, VA Domiciliary Permanent Supportive Housing – HUD/VASH

7 Supportive Services for Veterans Families
Ashville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry, Inc. 30 Cumberland Avenue, Asheville, NC 28801 Twenty-two counties in western North Carolina. Passage Home Inc. 712 West Johnson Street, Raleigh, NC 27607 Wake County. United Way of Forsyth County, Inc. 301 North Main Street, Suite 1700, Winston Salem, NC 27101 Forsyth County.

8 HUD/VASH Vouchers in NC
PHA Name VAMC Voucher city location FY 2008 FY 2009 FY 2010 FY 2011 PBV Set-Aside Awards FY 2012 TOTAL VASH AWARDS Housing Authority of the City of Wilmington Fayetteville VAMC Wilmington 15 25 40 HA of the City of Charlotte Salisbury VAMC Charlotte 35 50 185 Hsg Authority of the City of Asheville Asheville VAMC Asheville 170 Fayetteville Metropolitan Hsg Auth Fayetteville 20 95 Greensboro Housing Authority Greensboro 10 120 HA Winston-Salem Winston-Salem 85 The Housing Authority of the City of Durham Durham VAMC Durham HA County of Wake 70 180 H/A City of Greenville Greenville HA Rowan County Salisbury Isothermal Planning & Development Rutherford

9 WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838
HUD/VASH Vouchers Awarded Vouchers in Use(as of )

10 Housing First Housing 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.

11 Principles of Housing First
Consumer choice and empowerment Recovery and veteran-centric principles Separation of services and housing Services are voluntary and flexible Community integration Low-barrier and recovery-oriented Emphasis 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

12 Why 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.

13 VA Community Partnership
Direct Funding Grant 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.

14 WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838
GPD Agency Name State City Beds Caring Services NC High Point 15 Servant Center Greensboro 25 Good Shepard Minsitries, Inc. Wilmington 21 Healing with CAARE Durham 9 Open Door Ministries of High Point 6 Family forum Charlotte 32 Asheville Buncombe Community Christian Ministry Asheville 24 Voluntters of America of the Carolinas 20 FIRST at Blue Ridge Lutheran Family services in the Carolinas Dallas 100 Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abusers 10 First at Blue Ridge The Healing Place of Wake County Raleigh Parker's House Foundation 60 North Carolina Houisng Foundation Winston-Salem 40 Community Link Passage Home

15 VA Continuum of Services
Outreach HCHV Contract Beds Transitional GPD - RRTP HUD/VASH SSVF Treatment Services VJO/HCRV HVSEP/VBA

16 Other Community Partnership
Service Agreement MOA SOAR Medical Center Point of Contact – Former SOAR Workers Evidence of Existing Partnership for with VA for Grant applications. Housing/Leverage of Services Coordinating with community housing services to increase supported housing beds by leveraging VA services in exchange.

17 WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838
Targeting Resources Low Need High Need Less Intense More Intense

18 WWW.VA.GOV/HOMELESS 1-877-424-3838
VAMC Contacts Charles George VA Medical Center (Asheville) Tunnel Road Asheville, NC Phone: (828) Homeless Coordinator Allison Bond, MSW, LCSW (828) , x5506 No work cell HUD-VASH Coordinator Hillary Bolter, MSW, LCSW (828) , x5524 HUD-VASH Case Manager David Legler, MSW, PLCSW (828) , x4206 Durham VA Medical Center Fulton St Durham, NC Phone: (919) Lindsey Jordan-Arledge, MSW, LCSW (919) , x6197 HUD-VASH Coordinator (Wake) Josh D’Adolf, LICSW (919) , x6172 Fayetteville VA Medical Center Ramsey St. Fayetteville, NC Phone: (910) Jeane Marshall, MSW, LCSW ex 5796 HUD-VASH Program Coordinator Ryan Hylton, MSW, LCSW Ext. 7269 W.G. (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center Brenner Ave. Salisbury, NC Phone: (704) Hattie Johnson, MSW, LMSW, CMSW (704) , x3011 Jennifer Herb, MSW, LCSW (704) , x6271 (704)

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