Posted Monday, December 2nd, 2019

Two Programs Help Vets Who Have Fallen on Hard Times

Hope for Veterans has immediate openings in two transitional housing programs for homeless veterans from Morris County in need of a clinical treatment program or bridge housing program. The program is located on the campus of Lyons VA in Basking Ridge, just across the border in Somerset County.

Morris Veterans: Openings Available in Transitional Housing for Homeless Veterans

Transitional Housing at Lyons VA campus.

Nationwide, homelessness among veterans is on the rise; often veterans are unaware of the aid that is offered by the VA for transitional housing programs and assistance with locating permanent housing.

9 Month Clinical Treatment Program

  • For veterans with a mental health or substance use disorder diagnosis which facilitates community integration and continuity of care.
  • Veterans meet with their Licensed Clinician at least weekly and are expected to participate in Individual and group counseling

3 Month Bridge Housing Program

  • For veterans with pre-identified permanent housing destinations.
  • Veterans meet with their Case Manager at least weekly to focus on any outstanding issues that need to be addressed while transitioning into their permanent housing destination.

Both programs offer, but are not limited to:

  • Access to employment & education resources, and assistance with benefits and entitlements.
  • Permanent housing planning, housing search support, and counseling in budgeting skills to enhance financial self-sufficiency.

Logo Hope for VeteransA referral form for the program as well as instructions on how it should be completed can be found here:

Hope for Veterans® Transitional Housing Program  

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

Call Hope for Veterans’ 24-Hour Hotline at 1-855-483-8466

Please contact Jen Jensen, Admissions Planner at 908.647.5717 ext. 320, with additional questions, for an eligibility screening or if you need assistance.

The Hope for Veterans® programs are operated by Community Hope, Inc. in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. As the largest provider of housing and services for homeless veterans and veteran families in and around the state, we have ensured housing and essential support services for more than 1,000 homeless veterans and families.

Morris County’s Veterans Service Office is available at (973) 285-6866 or visit their website at https://hs.morriscountynj.gov/veterans/