Services Offered to Homeless Veterans
The VA Maryland Health Care System’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program is the gateway for homeless Veterans to begin the recovery process. HCHV outreach 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. Outreach workers facilitate referrals for physical and mental health evaluations and/or to programs that are the most appropriate for eligible Veterans, such as:
• Inpatient hospitalization
• Residential Rehabilitation and Treatment Program (Domiciliary)
• Veterans Justice Outreach and Incarcerated Veterans Re-Entry Program
• Grant and Per Diem transitional housing
• HUD-VASH permanent supportive housing
• Compensated Work Therapy
• Community resources
HCHV outreach workers also serve as case managers for homeless Veterans until they are involved with another program or obtain housing. Non-eligible Veterans may be referred to resources for assistance with their military discharge status or to community agencies that can provide direct support.
Veterans can learn more about each of these programs by contacting the VA Maryland Health Care System’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program at 1-800-949-1003,
ext. 5506 or by visiting the VA’s Homeless Veterans website at www.va.gov/homeless/.