Where do you find veterans for VHVH?
Annually, about 300 homeless veterans live in Winston-Salem. Some of these realize they need to make a change. They access mental health and/or substance abuse treatment through the VA. The VA may refer them for participation in the VHVH program. Other agencies working with the homeless may refer veterans to VHVH or veterans may apply.
How is VHVH different from a shelter?
VHVH restores a foundation that a shelter cannot. We offer a home, a community and a program that restores these men and gives them time, as much as a year, to rebuild their lives. Our results demonstrate how the combination of support and commitment can help them succeed.
Who pays for the services at VHVH?
Our veterans support our operations through their VA benefits and modest fees from work programs through VHVH. Donations support our rebuilding program. 100% of your financial contributions support the programming that allows our veterans to become contributors to our community.
How can I help VHVH?
Due to the streamlined structure of our operations and programming, a financial contribution is the best way to support our veterans.
For businesses, learn about the VHVH Works program and consider employing our veterans.
What is the age range of the veterans in your program?
Our veterans range in age and the range varies as new veterans enter the program and others leave. Most of our men are in their 40s and 50s currently, but we expect that range to shift younger over time.
What are the eligibility requirements for your program?
Our technical requirements are pretty basic as you can see below.
- Mental Health and/or Substance Abuse diagnosis
- Chronically homeless veteran
What is more important is each resident’s commitment to change and to VHVH’s goal and purpose.
Why don’t you take female veterans?
Simply because 90% of homeless veterans are male and we only have 24 beds.
Are you a government agency?
No, VHVH is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization owned by The North Carolina Housing Foundation, Inc.
If you have additional questions or a request for more information, we will be glad to assist you.
We encourage you to register your group or organization for a VHVH tour. Learn more about our program and meet our veterans. Tours are by request only.