The Six Pillars of the VA’s Initiative

From the Secretary’s office to local communities, the VA’s initiative is guided by six pillars. veterans helping veterans

What are These Six Pillars?

These six pillars are made up of more than 4,000 community groups including shelters and soup kitchens working to serve our homeless Veterans.

Other Sources Help Provide:

Income/Employment/Benefits: More than 370 homeless Veterans are currently employed by the VA across the country as Vocational Rehabilitation Specialists who assist about 40,000 fellow Veterans annually.

Housing/Supportive Services Through a partnership with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), homeless Veterans are provided with Section 8 “Housing Choice Vouchers” by HUD under the HUD-VASH Program. VA provides case management services through the HUD
-VASH and Grant-Per-Diem programs.

Outreach/Education VA works on the ground in communities to raise the
awareness of Veterans and their support networks about services such as the VA’s 24/7 hotline to support Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

Help homeless Veterans. Make the call.

To reach a trained VA responder, call 888-577-9943.

You can call for yourself or a Veteran you know. All calls are free and confidential.
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