Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard announced that Executive Director, Robert Hamilton, will be departing the organization at the beginning of September 2022.
“We congratulate Rob on assuming the position of the newly created Director of Human Services of Westmoreland County. Rob will continue to champion vulnerable populations by working with veterans, youth services, behavioral health recipients, the aging, and working to address overdose prevention. Westmoreland County is fortunate to have such a talented and dedicated Director for this new forward-looking position,” said Dr. William Goldfarb, President of the Board of Directors.
In the coming weeks, Hamilton will assist Veterans Place as they create a transition team to work with their community partners to ensure a smooth succession. Veterans Place extended a thank you to Hamilton for his tremendous leadership over the last eight years as he kept their staff and veterans safe while navigating the COVID pandemic.
At the same time, Rob led the agency to receive the prestigious CARF certification (Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities), oversaw a $1M townhouse renovation project, and led the campaigns to create a new Workforce Development Center and their multi-purpose building with additional veteran housing and wellness space.
Hamilton will continue to be a valued partner and plans to stay actively involved at Veterans Place. With the strong foundation Hamilton helped build, the organization is confident that they will continue to thrive and work towards its mission of ending veteran homelessness. Veterans Place Board of Directors said they wish Hamilton the very best in this new chapter of his career.
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard’s mission is to empower veterans transition from homelessness to home, ending the cycle of homelessness, and to assist all at-risk veterans to become engaged, valuable citizens who contribute to their communities.