Veterans Transitional Living Program
War changes people.
In some cases, the experiences are so traumatic that our servicemen and women have a hard time returning to civilian life. They tell stories of addiction, family disintegration and mental illness, including post-traumatic stress. Too often, they end up living on the streets.
In April 2010, Volunteers of America of North Louisiana welcomed the first 20 residents of its newest program, a 43-bed transitional facility for veterans.
Veterans are referred to the program through the VA. Case managers work with Veterans to set goals and relearn skills needed to live independently. Eventually, Veterans have a chance to move from the main, clinical-type facility to apartments next door as they transition to their own place.
Volunteers of America provides its expertise in mental health, and connecting people with educational opportunities, jobs and permanent housing, while the VA covers many of the medical and substance abuse issues the veterans face.
So far, more than 150 veterans have moved to independence. You are invited to tour the facility in one of our remaining regular tours!
- 63% of those exiting made a successful transition
- 55% of those exiting had stable income
Veterans are admitted to the program only through a referral. Contact the VA Homeless Outreach Program at the following:
3000 Knight Street Building 5
Shreveport, LA 71105