Presentation on theme: "Ending Veteran Homelessness"— Presentation transcript:
1Ending Veteran Homelessness Barbara GilbertClement J. Zablocki VA Medical Center
2Ending Veteran Homelessness Six Strategic PillarsOutreach/EducationTreatmentPreventionHousing/Supportive ServicesIncome/ Employment/ BenefitsCommunity Partnerships
3Reduction in Veteran Homelessness 1996 – an estimated 23% of all homeless were Veterans2009 AHAR estimates 75,609 homeless Veterans on a single night ( 12% of all homeless are veterans
4Special Populations – Homeless Veterans FY ‘06 to date, 150 Women identified as homeless (3.9% of homeless Veteran populationHighest percentage Women Veterans(4.7%) in FY ’10FY ‘06 to date, 153 OEF/OIF Veterans identified as homeless (3/9% of homeless Veteran populationFYTD, 78 Veterans (6.4%) identified as homeless
5Perception of Unmet Needs Among Homeless Non-Veteran Consumer(7 domains)Long-term housingMental healthDentalMedicalFinancial supportJob assistanceSubstance abuse(Rosenheck & Lam, 1997)
6Perception of Unmet Needs Veteran Consumer (From 42 possible needs)Welfare paymentsChild careLegal assistance for child support issuesFamily reconciliation assistanceGuardianship (financial)Legal assistance for outstanding warrants/finesSSI/SSD processCredit CounselingJob TrainingLegal assistance to help restore a driver’s licenseKuhn & Nakashima, 2010
7Consumer-Provider Differ on Needs ConsumersWelfare paymentsChild careLegal assistance for child support issuesFamily reconciliation assistanceGuardianship (financial)Legal assistance for outstanding warrants/finesSSI/SSD processCredit CounselingJob TrainingLegal assistance to help restore a driver’s license
8Consumer – Provider Differ on Needs ProvidersChild careLegal assistance for child support issuesLegal assistance for outstanding warrants/finesFamily reconciliation assistanceLegal assistance to help restore a driver’s licenseCredit counselingLong-term, permanent housingDental careHelp managing moneyGuardianship (financial)
92010 VA CHALENG ReportSignificant Changes in Consumer Perception of Unmet Needs between 2009 and 2010:All of the top ten most pressing unmet needs as a family, legal, or financial concern, ahead of permanent, transitional, and emergency housing.New to top 10 in 2010 rankings:Credit Counseling (#8)Legal assistance to help restore a driver’s license (#10).Family reconciliation up from 8th to 4th highest unmet need .Dental care high unmet need for ineligible populations.Long-term permanent housing dropped out of the top 10, was 3rd in 2009.
10VA Homeless Programs & Initiatives National Call Center for Homeless Veterans –Grant and Per Diem ProgramHUD-VASHHomeless Veteran Dental InitiativeHealthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)
11VA Homeless Programs and Initiatives VA Assistance to Stand Downs Compensated Work TherapyHomeless Veteran Supported Employment Program CHALENGDomiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) ProgramSupportive Services to Veterans Families
12Milwaukee’s Successes Grant and Per Diem – 140 transitional housing beds 15 beds for women and women/children)Contract Transitional Housing – Daily Avg. of 6 veteransHUD/VASH – 215 vouchers; to date, 172 veterans removed from homelessness
13Milwaukee’s Successes National Call Center – 108 hotline callsStand Down – 3 events each yearDental Care – In FY 2010, 231 veterans received careContract Transitional Housing – 44 veterans removed from streets/shelters
14Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Groups CHALENG – 394 Veteran participants in 2010Help finding a job one of the top unmet needsLong-term, permanent housing and emergency shelter also top unmet needs
15Housing and Urban Development/VA Supportive Housing The HUD-VASH Program is a collaborative program between HUD and VA.265 vouchers allocatedServing Brown, Outagamie, Fond du Lac; Racine, Waukesha, Milwaukee and Racine CountiesClinical Care Management and Housing Choice VouchersHomelessness, as defined by McKinney-Vento
16HUD/VASH HUD definition of homelessness: “"homeless individual or homeless person" includes- an individual who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence; andan individual who has a primary nighttime residence that is -a supervised publicly or privately operated shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations (including welfare hotels, congregate shelters, and transitional housing for the mentally ill);an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; ora public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
17HUD/VASHThe HUD-VASH Program is a collaborative program between HUD and VA.Who can be served:Veterans and their families - A Veteran is, for the purpose of HUD-VASH, a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable and is eligible for VA health care.
18HUD/VASHHousing Choice Voucher (HCV). The HCV program is the Federal government's major program for assisting very low-income families, the elderly, and the disabled to afford decent, safe, and sanitary housing in the private market.HUD-VASH Clinical Care Management. Care management is the provision of services by VA clinical staff to homeless Veterans and includes all activities to provide appropriate treatment and maintain Veterans in HUD- approved stable housing
19HUD/VASH Since 2008 344 veterans have been screened 272 provided clinical care management
20Target Populations Served by HUD/VASH 10.73% - Veterans w/families6.22% - OEF/OIF8.55 – living in shelters6.07 – living in streets or vehicles2.02% - imminent eviction30.88% - other veterans, including women19 women veterans have received HUD/VASH care management