Veterans

VETERANS

National Call Center for Homeless Veterans:

Free Help for Homeless Veterans

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless--and their family members, friends, and supporters--can make the call to or chat online with the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, where trained counselors are ready to talk confidentially 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

CONTACT: Homeless Veteran Hotline at (877)-424-3838 or go to va.gov/homeless to learn more.

The following is a list of shelter and housing programs available to veterans in the South Shore region.

Working on Recovery Through Housing (WORTH):

Emergency shelter, hot meals, access to essential services, etc. Individuals actively work with case manager weekly to achieve more stability and develop goals to move on to permanent housing.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Eligible for VA Services
  • All discharge statuses except dishonorable
  • Willingness to meet with Veteran Specialist Case Manager weekly as scheduled and conduct housing searches
  • Commitment to try to maintain sobriety & refrain from substance use

This is a partnership between the Veteran's Administration and Father Bill's and Mainspring.

CONTACT: Anh Nguyen at anh.nguyen8@va.gov

Grant Per Diem Housing (GPD) – Jeff’s Place:

Residence in temporary efficiency apartment while moving towards permanent housing. Actively works with case manager to achieve more stability and develop goals to move on to permanent housing.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • *1 Day of Active Duty [do not have to be VA eligible]
  • All discharge statuses except dishonorable
  • At or below 50% of median income at the time of entry

This is a partnership between the Veteran's Administration and Father Bill's and Mainspring.

CONTACT: Kate Alves at kate.alves@va.gov

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF):

Homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing along with financial assistance for rent, utility arrears, moving costs, and/or other start-up housing costs.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 1 Day of active duty
  • All discharge statuses except dishonorable
  • At or below 50% AMI
  • Homeless or at-risk of homelessness with supporting documentation
  • Must have documentation of their Veteran status, income verification documentation (e.g. pay stubs)

CONTACT: Eileen Merisola at emerisola@voamass.org

Permanent Supportive Housing (PSH):

Long-term housing for individuals and families experiencing challenges such as physical disability, mental health, and/or past substance abuse. PSH units are filled utilizing the COORDINATED ENTRY process. Additional PSH units, located at the Envision Home for Veterans in Randolph, are filled utilizing a lottery process.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • PSH – meets chronicity requirements. Chronic Homelessness has been defined as a single individual (or head of household) with a disabling condition who has either:
    • experienced homelessness for longer than a year, during which time the individual may have lived in a shelter, Safe Haven, or a place not meant for human habitation
    • OR experienced homelessness four or more times in the last three years
  • Sheila McIntyre (Housing in Quincy) – Veteran eligible for VA services, chronically homeless preference, income at or below 50% AMI
  • Commander Anderson (Housing in Hingham) – Veteran eligible for VA services, chronically homeless preference, income at or below 30% AMI
  • Weymouth House (Housing in Weymouth) - Veteran eligible for VA services, chronically homeless preference, income at or below 30% AMI
Can the Veteran be CONSIDERED for the following programs?
  GPD PSH SSVF VASH WORTH
VA Eligible YES YES YES YES YES
 
Non-VA Eligible NO * YES YES NO NO
*UNLESS they have ONE DAY of active duty
If YES, review the additional program criteria to determine eligibility

Volunteers of America holds weekly veteran employment and housing clinics. See the following link for more information!

Virtual Walk-in Clinic

Homeless Veteran Resources:

 

Jamaica Plain:

 VA Boston

150 South Huntington Ave

Jamaica Plain, MA 02130

 Monday-Friday

11am- 2pm

 3rd Floor D Wing

Room D3-122

*Except Holidays

 

Brockton:

VA Boston

940 Belmont Street

Brockton, MA 02301

Thursdays

1-3pm

Building #7

1st Floor

Room A-113

*Except Holidays