Veterans Independence Project (Perry Point)

Since 1997, the Veterans Independence Project (VIP) at the Perry Point VA Medical Center campus has provided immediate housing and supportive services to homeless veterans. With nine (9) houses on the Perry Point campus, our transitional housing program provides 29 beds for veterans in need in a communal living enviornment.

The CHEP Veteran Housing Program at Perry Point provides veterans with:

  • Clean and furnished bedroom facilities with a new complete set of bed coverings
  • Covered food expenses as they work through the process to receive government assistance (e.g., Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP))
  • Fresh bathroom supplies, including personal hygiene products and fresh towels and personal hygiene products
  • A cell phone to serve as a reliable means of communication for obtaining employment and government assistance

Veterans also receive supportive services including:

  • Assistance navigating the public assistance systems to receive their necessary benefits and services swiftly and efficiently
  • Support in developing a plan and timeline outlining a timeline to address and identify their immediate needs and long-term goals to achieve independent living and financial stability
  • Access to resources for legal assistance, credit restoration and help with obtaining military benefits
  • Transportation services to medical appointments and treatments, grocery stores and any other essential service location

Veterans that have successfully completed their time in the CHEP housing program go on to be self-supporting, productive citizens, which is exhibited by maintaining recovery and living independent lives in the community.

Staff

Jennifer Travers, MSW
Transitional Housing Manager

Jahnee Webster, MSW
Transitional Housing Assistant Manager

Haley Bolen
Transitional Housing Case Manager