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VA Homeless Programs


Health Care for Re-entry Veterans Services and Resources

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Health Care for Re-entry Veterans Services and Resources

Most Veterans who are in jail or prison will eventually reenter the community. VA’s HCRV program is designed to promote success and prevent homelessness among Veterans returning home after incarceration.

HCRV services include:

  • Outreach and pre-release assessments services for Veterans in prison
  • Referrals and linkages to medical, mental health and social services, including employment services on release
  • Short-term case management assistance on release

VA may not provide medical services that are provided by correctional institutions.

More Information

  • Get assistance. Your state or community HCRV specialist may provide assistance. Send an email with your contact information and a brief message about your concern. Specialists are often working in the community, and so if they don’t reply right away, send another email.
  • Get more information. With questions about the national HCRV program, contact Jessica Blue-Howells. As noted, to request assistance for yourself or for another Veteran, contact the appropriate HCRV specialist from the list below.
  • Learn about the Veterans Re-entry Search Service. Read our informational brochure on VA’s Veterans Re-entry Search Service (VRSS), which helps employees in criminal justice systems identify Veterans who could benefit from VA assistance to aid in their re-entry after incarceration. Download the brochure in color or black and white.

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HCRV Specialist Contacts

Each VA Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) has an HCRV specialist who is the regional point of contact and who provides outreach and assessment services to incarcerated Veterans. Each state also has a specialist who is the state point of contact.

State Contacts

Alabama - Marguerita High 

Alaska - Samantha Adams-Lahti 

Arizona - Marti Rarick 

Arkansas - Markisha Cole

California - Stephen Spiegel 

Colorado - Michael Ott 

Connecticut - Michele Roberts 

Delaware - Edward Sesack 

Florida - Taylor Savage 

Georgia - Brandy Stinson 

Hawaii - Cheryl Reavis 

Idaho - Anthony Sparber 

Illinois - Melissa Ornelas

Indiana - Sarah Neidlinger 

Iowa - Brian Brooks 

Kansas - Christine Strohm 

Kentucky - Janis Skilling

Louisiana - Sabrina Bordelon

Maine - Anne Archibald 

Maryland - James Haskell 

Massachusetts - Thomas Palladino 

Michigan - Christy Wood 

Minnesota - John Moore 

Mississippi - Tomiko Daffin

Missouri - Keith Suedmeyer 

Montana - Jeri Anderson 

Nebraska - 

Nevada - Patrick Merrill 

New Hampshire - Michele Dussault 

New Jersey - Ericka Jackson 

New Mexico - Camila Lopez 

New York - Cynthia Thayer 

North Carolina - Lucas Vrbsky 

North Dakota - Rachel Marsolek 

Ohio - Mya Jenkins 

Oklahoma - Alecia Teacher

Oregon - Anthony Sparber 

Pennsylvania - Ebony Kirkland 

Rhode Island - Richard Flynn 

South Carolina - Kyle Elsea 

South Dakota - Michaela Gasca 

Tennessee - Brad Ellis 

Texas - Lynda Mitchell 

Utah - Casey Burton 

Vermont - Holly Miller 

Virginia - Jim Zahringer 

Washington - Anthony Sparber 

Washington D.C. - Rodney Carter (if you have a question about the national program, please see National Contact at the top of this page)

West Virginia - Jeannie O’Halloran 

Wisconsin - Edward Zapala 

Wyoming - Michael Ott 

Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN) Contacts

VISN 1 - Michele RobertsDaniel Bricker, Holly MillerAnne Archibald, Amy Morin  

VISN 2 - Cynthia ThayerEricka Jackson 

VISN 4 - Ebony KirklandEdward Sesack

VISN 5 - Rodney Carter, James Haskell, David Gowers

VISN 6 - Lucas Vrbsky, Kevin BirdsellKatherine Houghton, Leslie Hindle, Kay HoltzingerDawn Payne, James Seminaroti, Kyle Elsea  

VISN 7 - Marguerita High, Brandy StinsonKyle Elsea 

VISN 8 - Taylor Savage, Karen Israel, Meredith Powers-Lupo

VISN 9 - Janis Skilling, Brad Ellis 

VISN 10 - Mya Jenkins, Sarah Neidlinger, Scott SeibertKendol Enzinger, Jenee HinesGina Kicos, Christy Wood, Shayna CoxDaniel Cuschieri, Travis VanderlistKarla Jones    

VISN 12 - Edward Zapala, Melissa Ornelas, Eylsia Skaanning, Amy Sklena, Michelle Watts, Abby Ziebell

VISN 15 - Christine Strohm, Keith Suedmeyer, Kristi Stephens

VISN 16 - Sabrina Bordelon, Tomiko Daffin, Tammi MooreThomas Mattison

VISN 17 - Christine Bell, Angela BoydLynda MitchellBrittany Ryan

VISN 19 - Casey Burton, Jeri Anderson, Michael Ott, Alecia Teacher

VISN 20 - Samantha Adams-LahtiJenny LefflerAnthony Sparber 

VISN 21 - Cheryl ReavisPatrick Merrill, Kim Pearson, Stephen SpiegelJennifer Yanez

VISN 22 -  Jonathan Clark ,Camila Lopez, Lyndon OlmedaMarti Rarick, Christina Salazar

VISN 23 - Brian BrooksRachel Marsolek, John MooreRandall Smith

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