Veterans Transitional Housing Program

Veterans Transitional Housing ProgramThere 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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Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans is a non-profit human service organization that helps people in need throughout 16 parishes in southeast Louisiana. You can help by donating your vehicle, stocks and mutual funds, life insurance, or making a bequest in your will or planned gift. Volunteering your time is also an invaluable way to contribute. Sign up today to learn more about our programs and services.