VMC operates three permanent supportive housing programs which provide assistance to veterans and chronically homeless individuals in transition who have the desire and commitment to live independently in their own apartments throughout Philadelphia. Referrals to all supportive housing programs are made through Access Points at locations throughout the city, which is monitored by Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services. A list of those locations can be found here: https://www.phila.gov/services/property-lots-housing/buy-sell-or-rent-a-property/find-housing/find-emergency-housing/ .
- HUD 64 (Located at Edison 64 Veterans Community)
HUD 64 provides housing for 17 formerly homeless individuals at VMC’s Edison 64 community. This location has been converted from a school to single bedroom apartments, with updated common areas and supportive services located on site. The program consists of chronically homeless individuals with physical/mental/behavioral health disorders, Veterans Preferred. Supportive services in this program include case management, referrals for social/group activities, a thorough needs assessment, and regular review of a client-driven service plan.
- Freedom’s Gate (Shelter Plus Care Program)
Freedom’s Gate is a Shelter Plus Care (SPC) program with scattered site units throughout Philadelphia County. Freedom’s Gate provides tenant based rental assistance to 57 formerly homeless individuals with physical/mental/behavioral health disorders. Supportive services in this program include case management through home visits and referrals for social/group activities on the Perimeter, VMC’s day drop-in center. Thorough needs assessment and regular review of a client-driven service plan are also conducted.
- Veterans Home Project (Supportive Housing Program)
Veteran’s Home Project provides subsidized, supportive housing to 13 formerly homeless veterans with extremely low income. The Veteran’s Home Project population consists of chronically homeless veterans with physical/mental/behavioral health disorders. Supportive services in this program include case management through home visits, referrals for social/group activities available at VMC and other providers, as well as a thorough needs assessment and regular review of a client-driven service plan.
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