The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) provides outreach, needs assessment, case management, employment counseling, job training/job skills enhancement, job placement and transportation to homeless veterans or veterans at risk of being homeless in the Beckley, West Virginia area. HVRP links homeless veterans with other appropriate service providers, including local veterans’ representatives at the Department for Employment Services, the VA Medical Clinic and VA Medical Center, local housing authorities, community-based services and other service providers. The program reintegrates veterans into the workforce and links homeless veterans with potential employers with the objective of helping them achieve self-sufficiency. HVRP staff follows up with clients placed into employment for 365 days to ascertain job retention.
Homeless Veterans with anything other than a dishonorable discharge, 18 years or older, economically disadvantaged, unemployed or underemployed are able to receive services. The veteran must be currently able and willing to work a full-time or part-time permanent job and could be on any type of disability that would allow him or her to work at least part time.
Staff provides clients with case management, job training, job placement, transportation services and referrals and coordination with other local service providers. Services provided by partnering agencies include food, clothing, alcohol and drug abuse treatment, health care, mental health counseling/ treatment and job skills training.