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Franklin County Homeless Resources

Resources available:

Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV): 

The core mission of HCHV is primarily to perform outreach, provided by VA social workers and other mental health clinicians, to identify homeless veterans who are eligible for VA services and assist these veterans in accessing appropriate healthcare and benefits.  In addition to its initial core mission, HCHV also functions as a mechanism to contract with providers for community-based residential treatment for homeless veterans.

Central Point of Access (CPOA):

Call CPOA if you need shelter in Franklin County tonight.  If you are eligible, they will complete an intake and assign a shelter bed at either a VA Emergency Shelter or community shelter bed in Franklin County.

Mount Carmel Outreach (help for unsheltered and medical needs):

Healthcare for Homeless:

Franklin County (SSVF): Lutheran Social Services ) and Volunteers of America & Supportive Services for Veteran Families (

The VA provides the SSVF grant to various agencies around the nation.  SSVF may help low-income Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.  This program aims to prevent homelessness and ensure housing stability among our community’s veterans and their families. Visit the website above to locate your local provider.  Call them directly to complete a screening for eligibility.