Health Care for Homeless Veterans - Northern Arizona VA Health Care System
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Northern Arizona VA Health Care System

 

Health Care for Homeless Veterans

Health Care for Homeless Veterans

HUD-VASH Program: The HUD-VASH Program is set up to provide housing to Veterans and their dependents.  It is a partnership between HUD and the VA.  Veterans may qualify who are homeless and meet income eligibility.  If approved, a Veteran pays one third of their income towards rent in a Section 8 rental unit with HUD paying the remainder of the rent.  A Veteran agrees to participate in case management services provided through the VA.  There are currently 70 vouchers in Yavapai County, 66 vouchers in Flagstaff and 91 vouchers in Mojave County.  This is a total of 227 Veterans that may be housed.

HCHV SUD: The Homeless Substance Use Disorder Program provides individual substance use disorder therapy to homeless Veterans.  Group therapy is also offered on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. - 11 a.m. in Building 151 lower C Room C022.

H-PACT: The Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT) provides a coordinated “medical home” specifically tailored to the needs of homeless Veterans that integrates clinical care with delivery of social services with enhanced access and community coordination.  The goal is to eliminate barriers to quality health care and improve health and housing outcomes of Veterans that are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness.

GPD/US VETS: The Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program currently has a contract with US VETS that provides 52 Veterans with housing and case management services.  The Veteran may live there for two (2) years.

HCHV Transitional Program: Homeless Veterans who are interested in maintaining contact with the VA and are willing to change their lifestyle, may be referred to a transitional residence for 90 days utilizing a VA contract.  Room and board is provided, along with case management for needed housing and employment services.  The HCHV Transitional staff will work with the transitional residence staff to help the Veteran accomplish his/her housing plan goals.  Rules for referral and placement are reviewed to determine eligibility.  Abstinence from the use of alcohol and/or drugs is required.  HCHV Transitional Housing orientation will include program rules, emergency procedures, safety practices and program expectations.  Room and bed assignments are set per transitional program residential policy.  Currently this program is located in Kingman, AZ and provides transitional housing for five (5) Veterans.

HCHV Social Workers: The HCHV Social Workers are clinically trained mental health providers who interview Veterans to determine what assistance and interventions are most appropriate to meet the Veteran’s unique needs. They connect homeless Veterans with the VA eligibility office.  If the Veteran is eligible, the Social Worker facilitates referrals for physical and mental health evaluations and/or to programs which are the most appropriate for the veteran.  HCHV Social Workers also serve as case managers for homeless Veterans until they are involved with another program or are housed.

VJO: The Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO) Program’s purpose is to avoid the unnecessary criminalization of mental illness and extended incarceration among Veterans by ensuring that eligible justice-involved Veterans have timely access to VHA mental health and substance use services when clinically indicated and other VA services and benefits as appropriate.  The program is designed to be both preventative and solution oriented and is available to Veterans who are not homeless as well.

HVSEP: The Homeless Veterans Supportive Employment Program (HVSEP) is an individualized employment program designed to meet Veterans “where they are at” in assisting them with rapid placement in competitive community employment at any level.

HCHV Peer Support Specialists: The HCHV Peer Support Specialists are people living in recovery with substance use disorders and who provide support to Veterans whom can benefit from their lived experiences.  They function as a fully integrated member of the team to provide expertise about the recovery process, symptoms management and the persistence required by Veterans to have a satisfying live.  In addition, HCHV Peer Support Specialists collaborate with case managers, providers, community agencies and organizations to facilitate access to and transition between services.

In addition to the above programs for homeless Veterans, NAVAHCS also provides housing at:

DOMICILIARY: The Domiciliary provides psychosocial rehabilitation services to Veterans.  This may include issues related to mental health, addictions, homelessness and health maintenance.  Veterans are provided housing and treatment services.  The Veteran may live there for four (4) months while participating in treatment services.  This provides housing for 120 Veterans.

 

Contact Info

Location

  • Building 151
    Lower C

Contact Number(s)

  • 928-445-4860 Ext. 5288

Hours of Operation

  • M-F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.