Veterans Transitional Housing Program
There are 1,200 to 2,800 homeless veterans in the New Orleans area. Nationally, veterans make up 23 percent of the homeless population. In post-Katrina New Orleans, the number of veterans in crisis continues to increase as housing prices remain high and support systems are slow to re-establish. Fortunately, Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans a program to help.
Volunteers of America is addressing the issues homeless veterans face by re-instating our veterans’ services with the Veterans Transitional Housing Program. The program is headquartered in a rebuilt, renovated 40-bed facility in Uptown New Orleans.
This program provides more than shelter. The 24-month program offers veterans intensive case management, support services, and treatment. The staff work with veterans individually to help them develop a plan to put their lives back together. After residents are stabilized, they contribute a portion of their income as rent. They also save a percentage to have a reserve for expenses when they complete and move out of the program.
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs funded nearly $293,000 of the $600,000 campaign for the program.
Read an inspiring Times-Picayune article about two veterans we served who formed an eternal bond.
Special thanks to these generous donors who also contributed and helped us extend a hand up to veterans in need.
- Albert N. and Hattie M. McClure Fund
- Almar Foundation
- Freeport McMoRan Foundation
- Mr. James Hartman
- Joe W. & Dorothy Dorsett Brown Foundation
- Mr. John P. Laborde
- LCB Management Consulting
- Libby Dufour Foundation
- Patrick F. Taylor Foundation
- Red Capital Group
- Superior Energy, Inc.
- Tidewater, Inc.
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