Supporting and assisting our Veterans who are at risk and/or homeless is a top priority for Hines. Our HCHV Program assists Veterans in accessing stable housing, obtaining a regular source of income and establishing medical and mental health services.
Case management - Assistance for HCHV enrolled Veterans to access telephones, meal assistance, showers and personal hygiene supplies, laundry services and transportation fare assistance.
Shelter Referrals - For those in need of an immediate place to stay, referrals to local and rural community shelters can be made.
Homeless Veterans Dental Program - Dental referrals for certain eligible Veterans after the establishment of a relationship with a HCHV case manager and 60 days in the program.
“One Sight” Prescription Eyewear Program - Prescription eyewear referrals to community sites for certain eligible Veterans after the establishment of a relationship with a HCHV case manager.
Supported Housing Program - Veterans are assigned a primary case manager to help
them access resources, such as housing and income. Case manager will also provide
clinical support needed to maintain stable living.
Rural Outreach Program - Help to Veterans who are currently living in rural areas served by Hines VA Hospital and its surrounding Community Based Outpatient Clinics.
Contract Residential Transitional Housing - Short-term housing in community, which prioritizes homeless Veterans moving from literal homelessness, those being discharged from the hospital or emergency room and Veterans who recently became homeless.
Grant & Per Diem Program - Transitional housing & case management services are
provided by community agencies receiving payment and over-site by VA HCHV program. Short-term housing while Veterans gain stability to transition into permanent housing.
HUD-VASH Program - The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and VA Supported Housing, working together to provide permanent housing and case management services to chronically homeless Veterans.
- Veterans Justice Outreach / Veterans Court Program - Helps eligible justice involved Veterans get timely access to VA services to avoid unnecessary criminalization and incarceration of Veterans with a variety of issues including homelessness.
- Vocational Rehabilitation Services - Case management services for Veterans interested in employment, vocational training, or educational goals.
- Stand Down - Summer and Winter outreach events to link homeless Veterans to VA and community services and resources.
- Project CHALENG - Annual survey to check local needs and services for homeless and formally homeless Veterans; information is reported to Congress and used to create new resources.
- Special Populations – We acknowledge the unique needs of individuals and groups. Special Veteran populations such as chronically homeless, women, disabled, elderly, and those Veterans with families are prioritized when appropriate.