The purpose of the program is to promote the development and provision of supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination. The program provides continued stable housing while developing effective connections to resources that improve a Veteran’s ability to become independent and self-sufficient. The program lasts up to two years, and is developed with the unique needs of each Veteran in mind.
Our program also is unique to New Mexico in that we also are able to support Veteran families (up to 4) in a fully supportive living environment that allows families to remain housed together. So many times programs do not take into account the trauma which separating families can cause. As Veterans, we know no one serves alone and we will support Veteran families regardless of the difficulties they face.
Funded in large part by the US Department of Veteran Affairs Grant & Per Diem (GPD) Program, our Transitional Housing program is a true collaboration and model of community partnership that shows the need for nonprofits to work with other organizations in solving homelessness effectively. Case management teams work with over 100 community partners to ensure that Veterans, and their families, receive the necessary supportive services to improve their lives and gain their new found independence.