Low-Demand housing is a program design using a low-demand/harm-reduction model to better accommodate chronically homeless Veterans, and Veterans who were unsuccessful in traditional treatment settings. Programming does not require sobriety or compliance with mental health treatment as a condition of admission or continued stay.
Provides transitional housing and a milieu of services to include a strong clinical focus on substance abuse and mental health that facilitate individual stabilization and movement to permanent housing as rapidly as clinically appropriate. The scope of services incorporates tactics to increase the Veteran’s income through employment and/or benefits and obtaining permanent housing.
Bridge housing is a short-term stay in transitional housing for Veterans with pre-identified permanent housing destinations. Homeless Veterans that have been offered and accepted a permanent housing intervention (e.g., Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF), Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD–VASH), Housing Coalition/ Continuum of Care (CoC).
The Transitional Housing Programs are based on a continuum of care that spans up to a 24-month stay depending on program specifications for veteran residents. Dubbed i.VET.s, the continuum includes three stages:
For admission criteria and referral please email Info@veteransplaceusa.org or you can come visit the service center Monday through Friday 8am-5pm @ 945 Washington Blvd. Pittsburgh Pa 15068