Who is eligible for program?
– At-risk or homeless Veterans
– Program is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs
What are requirements of Veterans?
– Must have received Honorable or General Discharge
Veteran in action, taking food and supplies.
– No age limit
– Veterans with or without families
– Must be able to live independently
– Veteran’s or Households must have income to transition
– Must attend 2 of 4 monthly meetings
– Random drug and alcohol testing
– Home inspections
– Save 5% of income or other benefits
– Progress Review each 6 months to determine continued program eligibility
– Up to 2 year program to transition (i.e., lease is in the Veteran’s name and he/she has attained self-sufficiency)
– Provides the following:
– Furnished housing at one of two locations:
– Pinellas Village (2 or 3 bedroom apartments)
– Pinellas Hope IV (efficiency units)
– Utilities are provided.
– Provides food as available through donations and referrals for Food Stamps
– Nutritionist and Financial Management classes provided
– Weekly case management meetings to ensure programs towards goals
– VA liaison for referrals to VA Healthcare programs if eligible
– Employment Assistance
– Job Counseling assistance for resume development and interviewing skills
– Referrals to community partners who can remove barriers to employment
– Clothing and Shoes available
– 30% of any earned income
Mr. Javier Perez or Mr. Frank Magazu
Veteran Program Coordinators