Charleston VETS

Charleston VETS

Charleston VETS promotes independent living by requiring veterans to conduct independent living responsibilities such as cooking, cleaning, washing, and care-taking.  CHEP encourages residents to work together as a group and share responsibilities for community living.

Since Charleston VETS offers individual apartment units, the living arrangement accommodates both male and female veterans along with:

  • Veterans with various disabilities
  • Veterans with service dogs


Freedom House

Freedom House offers individual housing units, in the same community as veterans in the “traditional” program.  These individual homes represent complete independent living.  This program provides a continuum of care, while allowing an opportunity to reinforce and fully develop earlier skills around attitude, recovery, and treatment.

Veterans participating in the Freedom House program are required:

  • to pay rent commensurate with market rates
  • design a workable budget
  • be employed or receive financial support in order to meet all financial obligations
  • be completely self-maintained
  • remain substance free

Freedom House is an innovative model that allows a veteran with freedom within the bounds of sobriety and recovery and clearly builds on the veteran’s own successes.

Program Referral

All program participants are referred by the Veterans Administration’s Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC), in North Charleston, SC. 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: 843-789-6804.


Melissa Kelly
Transitional Housing Manager

Michael Strong
Transitional Housing Manager

Michael A. Coker, AAS
Resident Manager/Certified Peer Support Specialist

Jordan Freund
Transitional Housing Assistant

Joe Towles
Transitional Housing Case Manager

Rita Pasley
Transitional Housing Case Manager