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United States Department of Veterans Affairs - National Call Center for Homeless Veterans and Project CHALENG

United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral Hotlines

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Description of Service National Call Center for homeless veterans or veterans at-risk of homelessness. Callers will be connected to trained hotline staff who will conduct a brief screening to assess needs; homeless veterans will be connected with the Homeless Point of Contact at the nearest VA facility; family members and non-VA providers calling on behalf of a homeless Veteran will be provided with information regarding the homeless programs and services available; contact information will be requested so staff may follow-up.

Services offered to homeless veterans, veterans at risk of homelessness and their families:
- Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)
- Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP)
- Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program
- HUD-VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Program
- Acquired Property Sales for Homeless Providers Program
- Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program (SSVF)
- Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program
- Homeless Patient Aligned Care Teams (H-PACTs) Program
- Homeless Veterans Dental Program
- Project CHALENG (Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Educational and Networking Groups)
- Veteran Justice Outreach
- Substance Use Disorder Treatment Enhancement Initiative
- Health Care for Re-Entry Veterans Program
- Readjustment Counseling Service's Vet Center Program
Geographical Area United States. (Includes all PA counties: Adams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland, Perry, Philadelphia, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York)
Intake Procedure Apply for your VA benefits at your Local Regional Offices: VA regional offices can assist you with filing the appropriate VA forms.Also, to apply for a specific benefit, visit Applying for Benefits. In addition, VSO's (Veteran Service Organizations) can assist you as well by answering general questions and even petitioning on your behalf for services they believe you are qualified to receive.
Helpful Tips Click here for homeless veterans programs and resources
Client Information
Target Population Military/Veterans
Gender Either
Eligibility You may be eligible for VA benefits if you are a: veteran; veteran's dependent; surviving spouse, child or parent of a deceased veteran; uniformed service member; present or former reservist or National Guard member.
Fees or Charges
Types of Fees Free
Hours of Operation Hotline and online chat are available 24/7
Contact Information
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Main Phone 877-424-3838 (877-4AID-VET)
Hotline Phone Veterans Crisis Line: 1-800-273-8255 (Press 1) or text Get Help NOW to 838255
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Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: United States Department of Veterans Affairs
Affiliated Program: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - Information and Referral Hotlines
This Service: United States Department of Veterans Affairs - National Call Center for Homeless Veterans and Project CHALENG
Posted to Categories: Advocacy (FP-0500)
At Risk for Homelessness (YV-0400)
Crisis Intervention (RP-1500)
Dental Care Referrals (LH-2600.1700)
Health Care Referrals (LH-2600)
Homelessness Issues (YZ-3100)
Homelessness Prevention Programs (BH-0500.3140)
Homeless Veterans (YV-3000.3150)
Mental Health Screening (RP-5000.5000)
Mental Health Support Services (RR)
Specialized Information and Referral (TJ-3000.8000)
Veterans (YN-9000)