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This is a reminder that due to the upcoming Independence Day holiday, all Columbia VAHCS outpatient clinics and administrative offices will be closed Thursday, July 4, 2024. Please dial 911 or visit the closest emergency department in a life-threatening emergency. 

Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail, the Columbia VA Health Care System can help you. Contact a homeless services care coordinator to get help.

Connect with a care coordinator

Darryl Washington

Health Care for Homeless Veterans Outreach, Columbia

VA Columbia South Carolina health care

Phone:

Email: darryl.washington@va.gov

Stephen Bates

HCHV Outreach, Upstate

VA Columbia South Carolina health care

Phone:

Email: stephen.bates1@va.gov

Care we provide at Columbia VA Health Care System

We help Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail. Contact a Columbia VA HCS homeless services care coordinator to get help with: 

  • Immediate food and shelter, including transitional housing
  • Referrals to permanent housing options
  • Job training, life skills development, and education
  • Support with justice system navigation and community re-entry from jail
  • Referrals to financial support to prevent homelessness
  • Treatment for addiction and depression
  • Health and dental care for eligible Veterans