No veteran should have to worry about where they're going to sleep at night.

Veteran's Transitional Housing

The housing and support needs of veterans in Spokane is at a critical level. The Spokane Veterans Administration service area has approximately 3,600 persons who are homeless veterans. Of these, some 1,224 are chronically homeless.* This new project fulfills a significant unmet need in Spokane by adding twenty-two beds, funded by the Veterans Administration, to the local transitional housing pool—providing significant supports to individuals who are not yet ready for long-term independent housing.

*CHALENG Point of Contact Survey 2005 and 2006

Transitional Housing for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness

Who We Serve 
Individuals who have served in the U.S. military. 

Volunteers of America’s Transitional Living Program provides support for up to twenty-two chronically homeless, single men at the Aston-Bleck property—referred primarily from Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV)—who are dealing with co-occurring issues of mental illness and substance abuse. Currently, 90% of the homeless veterans served by HCHV are dually diagnosed; 39% are substance involved and 73% have combat- or noncombat-related mental illness.

What We Do
Empowering veterans for successful outcomes where compassionate stabilization meets a continuum of care. 

Veterans served by this program will live in a newly refurbished single family unit in a residential community, with nearby access to services and other residential amenities.

A Volunteers of America case manager will provide supportive services, helping each veteran assess their needs, stabilize their life and set goals within basic need areas such as:

  • Access to Education
  • Assistance with Legal Issues
  • Clothing & Personal Hygiene
  • Employment Readiness & Job Placement
  • Financial & Healthcare Benefit Programs
  • Life Skills (cooking, housekeeping, laundry services, budgeting, etc.)
  • Mental Health Care
  • Nutritional & Dietary Needs
  • Physical Health & Access to Health Care
  • Spiritual & Family Connections
  • Substance Abuse Treatment
  • Transportation
  • Vocational or Skills-Building

Learn more about the Home Depot Foundation's generous support of this program. https://www.voa.org/the-home-depot 

 

For more information please contact Ben Calhoun, Program Manager of Veteran Transitional Housing.
Phone: (509) 282-8597
Fax: (509) 232-5797
bcalhoun@voapsokane.org
Veteran's Housing | Address: 525 W 2nd Ave, Upper Level, Spokane, WA 99201 | Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm
Phone: (509) 282-8597
Fax: (509) 232-5797
bcalhoun@voaspokane.org