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Employment & Training



Homeless veterans are prepared to re-enter the labor force through employment and training, as well as linkage to community support services. A special feature is outreach by veterans who themselves have experienced homelessness. Employment programs also include Compensated Work Therapy, where veterans learn new job skills. Volunteers of America also operates Incarcerated Veterans Transitional Programs, reintegrating veterans exiting the corrections system into their home communities.

 
 

Karen Courageously Marches On

When Karen was 22, she joined the Air Force. She loved the camaraderie and the structure it gave her life. But once out of the military, Karen's life took a turn… one she didn't expect. Civilian life and health problems sent Karen spiraling downward until she pulled herself up by her boot straps and back to the structure and support provided through a Volunteers of America veterans' program.