Veterans are the priority at The Journey Home (TJH). We connect Veterans to local, regional and national communities to the mission of “ending Veteran homelessness.” We do not complain about the VA or US Government nor their capacity (degree) to help our Veterans. We work together with the VA, other organizations and individuals with a genuine focus of keeping our Veterans off the streets and addressing issues that impact Veterans and Veterans homelessness. This mission will be accomplished only if we work together. Veterans’ struggles are unique and this population is vulnerable, because of their sacrifice. The responsibility to lift them up and to give them support is not just VA or the US Government, it is also the responsibility of every US citizen.
Our US Veterans gave of themselves for the freedoms we individually enjoy. TJH’s facility, outreach, programs & services to Veterans meets a demand in ways the VA or US Government cannot. Together, support is given and resources are made available that are not otherwise possible. TJH provides the following resources and support to any Veteran who calls.
- Transitional Housing Facility: Our residential housing facility offers 15-beds; fully-equipped kitchen; large dining area; laundry room and day room. Three residents to a room, Veterans enter this facility with the goal to end their homelessness and to transition into permanent housing. Qualified and professional staff of a Clinical Manager, social workers and peer supports link Veterans to VA and Non-VA programs and services; to treatment and resources; and to relationships that empower and sustain housing and independence.
- Permanent Housing Placement
- Harm Reduction Counseling: Harm reduction is a practice designed to lessen the negative social and/or physical consequences associated with various human behaviors. Counseling by our Clinical Manager is a service that involves helping Veterans to make changes in thinking; processing feelings and emotions; and identifying appropriate behavioral patterns. This practice, at TJH, combines the use of credentialed mental health professionals and trained case managers to assess and clinically reduce the harmful effects, symptoms, behaviors and issues presented. The licensed Clinical Manager is available to offer immediate interventions when necessary or on a regular basis to address Veterans developing, emerging or critical needs.
- Harm Reduction Case Management: This service is offered to Veterans in our facility and those who have transitioned into permanent housing via our Veteran Outreach Program. These services are designed to meet a Veteran’s transitional, recovery, sustainability, employment and/or housing retention needs. Harm Reduction Case Management is a collaborative process of assessment; planning, facilitation; care coordination; evaluation and advocacy for options specifically designed to meet the needs of each Veteran.
- Veteran Outreach Program: TJH’s outreach strategies are aimed at connecting Veterans to their communities, and community resources to their Veterans. Whether it is working in local and regional communities or responding to a natural disaster such as a hurricane, fire or tornado, our team of social workers & case managers and peer supports identify the most vulnerable at-risk Veterans. We development partners of care who share the same mission, vision and core values, and we connect the two together.
- Employment Assistance
- Appointment & Errands Transportation
- Veterans Mobile Disaster Response Team: The Journey Home quickly responds to natural disasters with a specialized team of social workers and peer supports, and with a sense of hope in mitigating and standing side-by-side with Veterans as they initiate the process of rebuilding. The objectives of this team are threefold:
- Be a First Responder – Engage issues of specific disaster communities within 24-48 hours after a disaster event and to quickly build networks of relationships with reputable local, regional, and national organizations focused on disaster relief.
- Find At-Risk Veterans – Seek out and find Veterans impacted by a disaster event and empower Veterans with resources and connections that will help them quickly recover and rebuild as needed.
- Offer Harm Reduction Case Management – Engage and provide help and resources of connections, mitigation and relief within the emerging and critical need of each Veteran