CHEP DC Vets

 

CHEP DC Vets program seeks solutions for veterans who are challenged by homelessness, co-occurring medical and mental health disorders, and employment issues. CHEP DC Vet’s program provides basic needs, essential services and transitional housing to vulnerable veterans that lead to employed, self-supporting, productive citizens sustaining their recovery and living independently.

CHEP DC Vets strives to:

  • Provide safe, supportive and affordable housing for all program participants
  • Coordinate the provision of supportive services for program participants
  • Enable veterans to achieve and sustain self-sufficiency and independent living in a nurturing environment.

CHEP DC Vets’ dedicated and knowledgeable case management team provides veterans with resources that enable them to overcome challenges associated with substance abuse and employment barriers through life skills and recovery skills training to build a foundation of stabilization. We offer resources and referrals to community partner agencies with services to assist in meeting mental, emotional, medical and workforce development needs, allowing our resident veterans to become empowered to live self-sufficient and productive lives.

CHEP DC Vets utilizes multiple treatment modalities to accomplish its goals. These include:

  • housing services
  • vocational rehabilitation services
  • a therapeutic community
  • a 12-step facilitation program
  • financial management
  • mental health services

The majority of medical and psychiatric services are obtained through VA medical facilities and we support these services through case management that helps the veterans get and stay on track with their individual treatment regimen.

Program Referral

All program participants are referred by the Veterans Administration’s Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), in Washington, DC. Program participants are admitted in accordance with cost-effective Housing First guidance, a successful intervention for people who have been homeless and/or and have complex disabilities.

Are you a veteran in need? Please contact the Veterans Administration’s Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC) at: 202-636-7660.

Eligibility

CHEP DC Vets has no restrictions on treatment eligibility other than veteran status. Need is defined as being homeless. In addition to need, the potential client must be cleared by the VA Grant Per Diem Liaison and the CHEP DC Vets Program Manager, as well as, capable of and motivated for recovery work and/or vocational rehabilitation. Those with acute and severe psychiatric or medical conditions will not be accepted until they have been stabilized and a treatment plan has been established at the VA Medical Center.

Staff

Michael Strong
Transitional Housing Manager

David Frye
Resident Manager