December 17, 2013 > Havens for Heroes will serve at-risk Veterans
Havens for Heroes will serve at-risk Veterans
Submitted By Genny Price
East Bay Community Recovery Project (EBCRP) is proud to announce the opening of Havens for Heroes, a joint project among the East Bay Community Recovery Project, the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul of Alameda County and Urojas Community Services.ÊThrough this collaboration, EBCRP will provide homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing services to 200 homeless and imminently homeless veterans and their families in Alameda and Contra Costa counties each year. While the program will serve any veteran in need, it will specialize in working with women veterans, and veterans of the Iraqi and Afghanistan wars.
In addition to assistance with housing, Havens for Heroes can provide eligible veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include: health care services, assistance with daily living tasks, personal financial planning, transportation, fiduciary and payee services, legal assistance, child care services and housing counseling. In addition, Havens for Heroes may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help veteran families acquire or remain in permanent housing.
Havens for Heroes is funded by a grant from Support Services for VeteranÕs Families, a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. To access services, veterans and their families can call Havens for Heroes at (510) 903-1200.
For additional information about East Bay Community Recovery Project, visit: www.ebcrp.org or contact Marta Rose at 510-446-7111.