ColumbiaCare recognizes the unique challenges faced by Veterans and their loved ones. In addition to behavioral health issues, many returning Veterans experience homelessness, unemployment, chronic health conditions, social isolation, trauma, and relationship and family problems. ColumbiaCare is seeking to ease the strain of reintegration and make coming home a positive and therapeutic time for the entire family.
We are proud to announce that we have expanded our residential and affiliated behavioral health services programs to meet the specific needs of Veterans. ColumbiaCare is working in coordination with the Veterans Health Administration, other non-profits, local government agencies, and private therapists to provide:
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VETERANS Resource center
VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER
The Veterans Resource Center connects Veterans and their families with the services they need –The VRC is focused on the overall wellness and reintegration of Military Veterans of all eras. With a primary focus on housing assistance, access to treatment, case management, and outreach, we take a holistic approach to addressing the individual needs of each Veteran. We invite all community partners to utilize the VRC as we combine efforts and collaborate to help those we serve. The VRC will serve as a single-entry point to provide the help Veterans need by forming a coordinated network of community partners. (Jackson County)
VETERANS TRANSITIONAL HOUSING PROGRAM
GRANT PER DIEM (GPD)
The Homeless Veterans Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program and is meant to serve as a transitional living experience for homeless Veterans in need. Veterans can reside in a GPD program up to two years while working on recovery, employment and independent living skills. GPD has a capacity for 40 Homeless Veterans housed throughout three large houses in Jackson County. This includes a small one-bedroom cottage that can house a single male, single female, couples, and LGBTQIA+. Eligibility criteria for the GPD Transitional Residence is that the Veteran meets the homeless definition and/or has need as determined by VA GPD Liaison. Program admission is contingent upon final approval after screening from VA GPD Liaison and GPD Program Staff. (Jackson County)
HEALTHCARE FOR HOUSELESS VETERANS (HCHV)
Valor Pass is a large, shared home that offers short-term, transitional housing for Veterans who are struggling with homelessness. This program can serve up to 10 Veterans, and staff are available 7 days per week with an on-site, live-in Veterans Onsight Resident Peer. Various Support Groups and Outside Agency Outreach are offered 5 days per week, and each Veteran will receive a personalized “Recovery Care Plan” to outline specific goals for obtaining more permanent housing in the future. ColumbiaCare works closely with each Veteran’s VA Case Manager while the client is staying at the Valor Pass Program. All referrals for the program come directly from the local VA Homeless Services Program. Eligibility criteria for the GPD Transitional Residence is that the Veteran qualifies for VHA healthcare, meets the homeless definition, and/or has need as determined by VA HCHV Liaison. Program admission is contingent upon final approval after screening from VA HCHV Liaison and HCHV Program Staff. (Jackson County)
VETERANS CASE MANAGEMENT & SUPPORTIVE HOUSING
VETERANS ADMINISTRATION SUPPORTIVE HOUSING (VASH)
ColumbiaCare is a contracted provider with the Veterans Administration to provide Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (VASH) Case Management Services in Washington. These services are provided by a dedicated team of mental health and housing professionals who work in partnership with the VA and other community agencies to help connect Veterans with qualified housing, as well as Case Management Services to assist them in maintaining that housing as they stabilize in other areas of their lives. ColumbiaCare's role in helping the Veteran during their reintegration and recovery process may include assisting with obtaining benefits, financial management, independent living skills, interfacing with landlords, accessing public transit and services, maintaining sobriety and improving mental health. (Seattle Metro Area, American Lakes & Snohomish)
GPD CASE MANAGEMENT (standalone Case Management)
Our Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Housing Case Management program provides wraparound supportive services to Veterans who were previously homeless or at-risk of losing their housing. The GPD Case Management grants improve housing retention among formerly homeless Veterans by providing an array of individualized services that promote housing stability. When Veterans transition from homelessness to permanent housing, some may need help readjusting to the routines and responsibilities of managing their household affairs. The GPD Case Management can help ensure that formerly homeless Veterans have the tools to remain in stably housed and successfully reintegrate back into their communities. Eligibility criteria for the GPD Case Management program: is: The Veteran is recently graduated from GPD or HCHV Housing, a Veteran is newly housed, or a Veteran is at risk of losing housing without other Case Management support. Program admission is contingent upon final approval after screening from GPD Program Staff. (Jackson County)
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERANS FAMILIES (SSVF) SHORT-TERM CASE MANAGEMENT
SSVF promotes housing stability among low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. We do this through the provision of case management and financial support. The program provides rapid rehousing and homeless prevention services through evidence-based practices and case management strategies in order to achieve housing stability up to 6 months. Case Managers provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include: health care services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation services, fiduciary and payee services, legal services, child care services, housing counseling services. (Jackson County & Josephine County)
For more information about Veterans Services, please contact Kim Ridpath, Veterans Services Program Director at 541.779.8564 or firstname.lastname@example.org.