The premise of the Perimeter is to provide a boundary of defense for our Veterans, separating the safe from the unsafe.
Located at VMC headquarters in Philadelphia, the Perimeter offers daytime drop-in services for Veterans experiencing homelessness and Veterans who are at risk of becoming homeless. We see over 20,000 clients annually. The Perimeter provides daily van transportation to and from designated locations including local shelters, the Corporal Michael J. Crescenz VA Medical Center and Camden, New Jersey. When Veterans arrive, we assess their immediate needs and offer services including breakfast and lunch, showers, personal hygiene items, haircuts and laundry facilities. After immediate needs are addressed, an assessment is completed, and practical goals are set to stabilize housing. Through case management, our Veterans are provided the greatest opportunity for personal advancement, independence and success.
An Outreach Specialist from the VA Regional Office is available at the Perimeter on a weekly basis to offer information on benefits and to assist with filing claims. Legal assistance is accessible onsite through our collaboration with the Homeless Advocacy Project (HAP). Daily educational presentations related to relationships, personal care, substance abuse, PTSD, and financial planning are offered.
The VMC is also proud to host the Veterans Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), the VA’s national standard for providing Veterans referrals to the VA and other community agencies for services.
91% of every donation directly supports our Veteran Community!
The VMC is a non-profit 501 (c)(3) organization | EIN/Tax ID: 23-2764079 | United Way Donor Option #14797419 | CFC Donor Option #48126