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Don’t Wait. Reach Out.

Don’t Wait. Reach Out.

During Suicide Prevention Month, we’re sharing a new tool that helps Veterans, family members, and friends access helpful resources designed specifically for those who have served.

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Permanent Housing Placement National Challenge to House 38,000 Veterans in 2022

Permanent Housing Placement National Challenge to House 38,000 Veterans in 2022

To support, revitalize, and streamline VA’s commitment to end Veteran homelessness, VA established a nationwide goal to house 38,000 homeless Veterans during calendar year 2022.

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2021 VHA Homeless Programs Office Annual Report

2021 VHA Homeless Programs Office Annual Report

This annual report highlights each HPO program’s accomplishments in providing case management and other services to prevent Veteran homelessness or ensure that it is rare, brief, and nonrecurring.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

To protect Veterans and employees, VA is following the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recommendations for homelessness services systems and providers.

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What Veterans Who Are Homeless or At Risk of Homelessness Should do for Help

Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) for assistance. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance. VA also urges Veterans who are not homeless or at risk of homelessness to contact their VA medical center before visiting for any reason. These steps are necessary to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

No Veteran Should Be Without a Place to Call Home

VA is committed to ending homelessness among Veterans. Our focus is threefold:

  • Conducting coordinated outreach to proactively seek out Veterans in need of assistance.
  • Connecting homeless and at-risk Veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services and other required supports.
  • Collaborating with federal, state and local agencies; employers; housing providers, faith-based and community nonprofits; and others to expand employment and affordable housing options for Veterans exiting homelessness.

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