VMC operates three permanent supportive housing programs as well as one rapid re-housing program, providing assistance to veterans and chronically homeless individuals in transition who have the desire and commitment to live independently in their own apartments throughout Philadelphia.

  • HUD 64 (Shelter Plus Care Program)

HUD 64 provides housing for 14 formerly homeless individuals at VMC’s Edison 64 community. HUD 64 consists of chronically homeless individuals with physical/mental/behavioral health disorders. Supportive services in this program include case management through home visits, referrals for social/group activities, a thorough needs assessment and regular review of a client-driven service plan. Referrals for HUD 64 are made through Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services.

  • Freedom’s Gate (Shelter Plus Care Program)

Freedom’s Gate is a Shelter Plus Care (SPC) program with scattered site units throughout Philadelphia County. Freedom’s Gate provides tenant based rental assistance to 39 formerly homeless veterans. This program consists of chronically homeless veterans with physical/mental/behavioral health disorders. Supportive services in this program include case management through home visits, referrals for social/group activities on the Perimeter, a thorough needs assessment and regular review of a client-driven service plan. Referrals for the Freedom’s Gate are made through Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services.

  • Veterans Home Project (Supportive Housing Program)

Veterans Home Project provides subsidized, supportive housing to 11 formerly homeless veterans with extremely low income. The Veterans Home Project population consists of chronically homeless veterans with physical/mental/behavioral health disorders. Supportive services in this program include case management through home visits, referrals for social/group activities available at VMC, a thorough needs assessment and regular review of a client-driven service plan. Money management services are provided to clients through a rent payee program if deemed necessary. Referrals for the Veterans Home Project are made through Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services.

  • Rapid Re-Housing (Bridge Program)

The Rapid Re-Housing program provides housing for a minimum of 20 chronically homeless veteran and non-veteran households with extremely low income annually. Households enrolled and housed through Rapid Re-Housing will work with their Case Manager towards the goal of obtaining permanent supportive housing within 12 months. Referrals for Rapid Re-Housing can be made through Philadelphia’s Office of Homeless Services and other veteran service programs. 

 

91% of every donation directly supports our Veteran Community!

91% of every donation directly supports our Veteran Community!

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