Purpose

The purpose of the Veterans Accession House is to “Help Those Who Served First.” As a public benefit corporation, non-profit 501 (c) (3), we offer housing for Veterans experiencing homeless or at risk of homelessness. As a service provider, we have learned that there are many organizations aiding veterans experiencing health, dependency, disabilities and even homelessness. However, there is a gap in services to help Homeless Student and Working Veterans; a segment of the Veteran population who are under-represented. Statistically, local colleges, State, and private universities report homelessness in their student population; within this number exists an unacceptable percentage who are veterans. This is where Veterans Accession House makes a difference. We provide housing to our Veterans so they can focus on what important to them, maintain employment and remaining in school.

VAH offers two separate programs which are aimed at reducing veteran homelessness. Service Intensive Transitional Housing (SITH) aims to find Veterans permanent housing while concurrently working with the Veterans to improve or stabilize other areas of their life. VAH also offers Bridge Housing for HUD-VASH grantees while they seek and secure permanent housing. VAH offers short-term transitional housing for Veterans who have been offered and accepted a permanent housing voucher but are currently in transition to a permanent living situation.

Our Board of Directors is comprised of Veterans, Spouses of Veterans and those who have a proven track record of working in Veteran services. Thus, our motto is “Of the Troops, For the Troops.

OUR PROGRAM GOALS

HELPING THOSE WHO SERVED FIRST

The principle goal of the Veterans Accession House Program is to provide transitional housing for working and student veterans experiencing homelessness. And to combine housing with supportive services, to encourage educational fulfillment, and to link their achievement to employment.

Personal Support Services

  • Advocacy to Veterans Affairs for services and benefits
  • Assist in filing VA Disability claims
  • Stabilize residence pending permanent housing
  • Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)
  • Housing assistance through HUD-VASH

Care & Services

  • Communal housing for up to 24 months
  • Individual case management
  • Bi-monthly house group meetings
  • Resident House Manager