Free Services Now Offered to Honorably Discharged Veterans
The Transitions House, Inc. of St. Cloud, Florida, offers free services to honorably discharged veterans. The Supportive Service for Veterans Families Grant will provide very low income veterans and their families with financial assistance and temporary housing.
For more info, Click the following link Free Veteran's Services Available
The Homeless Veterans Program
Since 1993, The Transition House has been the leader in addressing the homeless issues in Florida. Recent statistics reveal that there are an estimated 4,000 homeless veterans within our region.
In April the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Care for Homeless Veterans awarded the first Veterans Per Diem Grant to The Transition House, Inc.
The purpose of this grant is to promote the development and the provision of transitional housing and supportive services. Our rehabilitative facility is located in Saint Cloud, Florida and provides a residential setting design to meet the individual homeless veteran needs.
Not a Veteran?
The mission of the Transiton House is to reduce addiction and homelessness in Central Florida, whether you are a veteran or not. We are committed to providing transitional housing and recovery support services using a program consisting of addiction education, life skills, vocational training, counseling, and family involvement.
Contact us today and see if you are eligible.
Why The Transition House?
The Transition House, Inc., has the expertise in working with the homeless and continue to grow and service the homeless citizens of Central Florida through our various programs.
The Homeless Veterans Per Diem Grant gives us the opportunity to address the homeless veteran population.
Our case management team consists of veterans who know the needs of their fellow veterans. We have also established a strong working relationship with the local veteran groups who are willing to volunteer and offer peer support to their fellow veterans.
As our clients progress through the Veterans Homeless Program, they will learn how to establish personal goals that they will take with them when they mainstream back into society.
We want them to feel increasing levels of personal accomplishment, self-esteem, self-sufficiency, along with confidence so that they can progress towards total independence.
It is in our expert opinion that in order for a person to obtain and sustain permanent housing, they must first acquire the necessary skills needed to maintain stability.
Homeless Veterans FactsNational estimates indicate that more than 275,000 veterans are homeless on any given night; and that more than 500,000 experience homelessness over the course of a year.
- 23% of the homeless population are veterans
- 25% have used homeless services
- 33% of the male homeless population is made up of veterans
- 46% are age 45 or older, compared to 20% of non-veteran homeless citizens
- 47% are veterans from the Vietnam Era
- 76% experience substance abuse, mental and physical health problems
- 85% completed high school/GED, compared to 56% of non-veteran homeless