Veteran Housing

St. Hedwig’s Veterans Village

  • Catholic Social Services obtained the former St. Hedwig’s School in Kingston and reconfigured it into (10) one-bedroom apartments and (2) two-bedroom apartments designed for veterans and their dependant families.  Additionally, a full range of supportive services will be provided by C.S.S. to the veterans as well as helping them find jobs, educational, recreational, and other opportunities within the community.

 

American Legion Post 558 presents “The American Legion Run” to help Homeless Veterans of Luzerne & Lackawanna Counties.  5k run/walk will take place on Saturday, June 20th at Solomon Plains Jr. HS, 43 Abbott St. in Plains, Pa.  7AM registration – 8 AM start time.  $20 pre-registration or $25 on race day.  Pre-register at American Legion Post 558, 101 E. Carey St., Plains, Pa.  18705

VA Homeless

  • The Veterans Administration (VA) Homeless Program is a 24-hour residential program for mentally ill homeless veterans.  The Veterans Administration designates the time (usually 30 to 90 days) a veteran will participate in the program.  This program offers counseling, life skills activities, personal hygiene care, budget counseling, etc. to the veteran.  There is a six (6) bed capacity and it is funded through a contract with the Veterans Administration.

 

VA Per Diem

  • This program is sponsored by the Veterans Administration in Washington D.C.  The funding for this program provides housing services for up to 30 homeless veterans residing at our Residential Program at 409-411 Olive Street and at St. James, located at 600 Wyoming Avenue.

 

VA Permanent Supportive Housing Program (Lackawanna)

  • Sponsored through HUD, the program secures eight scattered-site, one-bedroom apartments for male and female Veterans with a disabling condition, who have been chronically homeless.  The VA PSHP program assists with apartment rental costs, and provides ongoing case management and supportive services.  The primary goal of the program is to assist participants to remain in permanent housing, while increasing self-sufficiency and maximizing the ability to live independently.

VA Permanent Supportive Housing Program (Luzerne)

  • Sponsored through HUD, the program secures eight scattered-site, one-bedroom apartments for male and female Veterans with a disabling condition, who have been chronically homeless.  The program also allows for three scattered-site, three-bedroom apartments for chronically homeless, disabled Veterans and their families.  The VA PSHP program assists with apartment rental costs, and provides ongoing case management and supportive services.  The primary goal of the program is to assist participants to remain in permanent housing, while increasing self-sufficiency and maximizing the ability to live independently.

 

VA Permanent Supportive Housing Program (Pike)

  • Sponsored through HUD, the program secures six scattered-site, one-bedroom apartments for male and female Veterans with a disabling condition, who have been chronically homeless.  The Pike PSHP program assists with apartment rental costs, and provides ongoing case management and supportive services.  The primary goal of the program is to assist participants to remain in permanent housing, while increasing self-sufficiency and maximizing the ability to live independently.

 

VA-SRO Supportive Housing

  • This program for eight (8) homeless veterans and individual is a single-room occupancy transitional housing service.  Catholic Social Services and the Community Intervention Center have partnered to provide Case Management and Counseling Services to help assist homeless individuals towards independence and self-sufficiency.

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