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The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is dedicated to providing housing, employment opportunities and a wide range of supportive services to help veterans in crisis achieve an optimum level of self sufficiency and emotional well-being. NCHV works closely with the nation's service providers, local governments, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, and the U.S. Congress to develop and support effective programs to help homeless veterans re-enter society as productive citizens.
To end homelessness among veterans by shaping public policy; promoting collaboration between government, corporate and private stakeholders to implement effective intervention strategies; and building the capacity of service providers assisting homeless and at-risk veterans.
NCHV is the resource and technical assistance center for a national network of 250 community-based service and care agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for more than 150,000 homeless veterans and their families each year. The organization provides technical assistance and resource informartion to another 2,400 organizations that offer assistance to veterans in crisis.
NCHV also serves as the primary liaison between these care providers, Congress and the Executive Branch agencies charged with helping them succeed in their work. NCHV offers service providers assistance with administrative organization, program development, applications for grants, ensuring compliance with federal and state regulations, and communications with the nation’s service provider network. NCHV operates a toll-free homeless veterans assistance phone line and a comprehensive website to direct veterans who need help to the people who can provide it.
Through its programs and partnerships with federal agencies and local service provider networks, NCHV has helped reduce the number of homeless veterans by 25% in the last five years. NCHV is currently engaged in developing early intervention strategies and homelessness prevention policies to better serve a new generation of wartime veterans who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
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A Gift Card
Development for women
This gift will provide 2 staff hours of work in support of women veterans' programs. Development of programs designed to help women is more critical now than at any other time in U.S. history. Historically, the VA has not had to provide services for women in the numbers that are presenting themselves because of combat in Iraq and Afghanistan. Approximately 4% of the homeless veterans...
Build Service Networks
2 hours of collaboration
Your gift will provide 2 hours of staff work to help steer potential housing and service providers to resources, capital, and experts in the field who can turn vision into reality. In partnership with other national organizations such as the Corporation for Supportive Housing, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Labor, State Directors of Veterans Affairs, and municipal public assistance agencies, NCHV...
House A Veteran
2 hours of advocacy
This gift will provide 2 hours of NCHV staff work with developers and funders of affordable housing for veterans with mental and physical disabilities, and low income veterans who have completed their transitional programs. Creating housing opportunities for these veterans is a new frontier in the homeless veteran assistance community. Indeed, it is the success of the nation's transitional housing assistance programs that has focused...
Find New Solutions
2 hours of research
This gift will provide 2 hours of research to identify the needs of homeless veterans and innovative approaches to addressing them. This is the foundation of NCHV's education and service network building initiatives. NCHV has helped fuel the development of innovative approaches to helping homeless veterans stand tall again. Learning about new programs that work, and sharing that information with service providers across the country...
Work with Congress
One hour consultation
This gift will provide one hour of consultation with members of Congress and their staffs on laws to create, provide funding for and expand veteran assistance programs. NCHV helped create the VA Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program -- the largest federal homeless veteran assistance program -- and the Department of Labor Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, and helped write the Comprehensive Homeless Veteran Assistance...
Help Vets Online
Direct assistance 24/7
Your gift will provide one hour of staff support for this comprehensive website designed to direct veterans who need help to the people who can provide it. The NCHV website records more than 45,000 visits each month from veterans in crisis and concerned family members who want to help them. The website offers information about both VA and community service providers, eligibility requirements, veteran-specific assistance...
This gift will provide supervision of the National Stand Down program for one day. NCHV is the national coordinator of the Stand Down program. The staff monitors programs nationwide, maintains the Stand Down Registry so veterans and service providers can connect with programs in their communities, advocates for federal and corporate funding support and in-kind donations, and publishes the Stand Down Manual -- a tool...
Help line for a day
This gift will provide this direct assistance to homeless veterans nationwide on the 1-800-VET-HELP line for one day. Homeless veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless can access free guidance and referrals to service providers in their communities on any telephone in the country by calling 1-800-VET-HELP. Services available include emergency and transitional housing, medical and mental health services, employment preparation and job placement...