Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
Funded by the U.S. Department of Labor, the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) is a Federal program that awards money to both nonprofit organizations and government agencies who work to place homeless veterans in jobs. Volunteers of America currently operates HVRPs in the following areas:
- California: Los Angeles, Sacramento, Placer and Yolo counties
- Florida: Brevard County, Broward County, Cocoa Beach, Jacksonville
- Illinois: Chicago
- Michigan: Ann Arbor, Detroit, Flint, Jackson, Lansing, and Niles
- Montana: Helena
- Ohio: Cleveland, Columbus and Dayton
- Tennessee: Knoxville
- West Virginia: various rural areas
HVRP program sites ensure that veterans receive the employment and training services they need to get good jobs. All HVRPs offer job counseling, resume preparation, job placement, and follow-up at 30-, 90- and 180-day intervals. Program staff also ensure that participants receive essential supportive services such as clothing, shelter, referral to medical or substance use disorder treatments, and transportation assistance — either at the program site or at another agency in the community.
What makes HVRP sites so unique, though, is their ability use money flexibly to help program participants get and keep jobs. For example, if a client needs a uniform, a set of tools, or a state license in order to be hired for a job, the program can pay for them.