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Veterans

VOALA programs address the myriad issues facing Veterans and their families including depression, anxiety, PTSD, TBI, substance use disorders, homelessness, unemployment, and lack of education. Our support helps Veterans overcome the barriers that stand between them and a stable, secure life. Mental health, housing, employment and case management is at the core of our Veterans programs.

Homelessness Services for Veterans

Blue Butterfly Village

San Pedro

Blue Butterfly Village is VOALA’s innovative community located in a beautiful... learn more

Blue Butterfly Village

Location(s): San Pedro

Blue Butterfly Village is VOALA’s innovative community located in a beautiful idyllic setting in San Pedro that provides housing and supportive services.

All 73 units of affordable housing are subsidized for homeless families. Veteran families receive a preference for 61 of the units. 12 units are reserved for families eligible under the MHSA program. Many of the residents are female veterans and veteran families with children who are suffering some degree of psychological distress and/or service-related injury that prevents them from achieving economic self-sufficiency and threatens the break up of their family.

Each 2-bedroom unit is fully furnished and utilities are included.  Amenities include a garage, in unit washer/dryer, children’s play area, office/meeting spaces, community rooms, and community walking path.

HUD-VASH Program

Los Angeles

Provides long–term case management, clinical/supportive services, and permanent housing... learn more

HUD-VASH Program

Location(s): Los Angeles

Provides long–term case management, clinical/supportive services, and permanent housing assistance for chronically homeless Veterans. Combines Housing Choice Voucher assistance for homeless Veterans with case management and clinical services provided by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Veterans Service Center

Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)

This is a first point of contact for homeless Veterans downtown. We assess, advocate, and... learn more

Veterans Service Center

Location(s): Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)

This is a first point of contact for homeless Veterans downtown. We assess, advocate, and make referrals to VOALA programs, the Dept. of Veterans Affairs, or other organizations, and we run support groups every day. The VSC is a day services program for homeless veterans. Our purpose and goals are to help the veterans stabilize and through our services, find housing, work, and connect with benefits.

We provide Basic Needs, available 24 hours a day including food, AA/NA support, respite and detox beds. We also provide Wrap-Around Services: three meals per day, showers, laundry, case management, classes and services to assist with benefits, job resources, housing, financial planning, computer skills training and lab, legal aid, relapse prevention, anger management, process groups, education and help with HIV/AIDS, TB, and Hepatitis, life skills, and more.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Boyle Heights, Santa Ana, Compton, West Covina

SSVF promotes housing stability to homeless or at–risk–of–becoming homeless... learn more

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Location(s): Boyle Heights, Santa Ana, Compton, West Covina

SSVF promotes housing stability to homeless or at–risk–of–becoming homeless Veterans and their families. The goal of the SSVF program is to provide clients with the skills necessary to maintain long term, independent living. SSVF is a short-term crisis intervention program, with services to include case management, housing and financial counseling, and assistance in obtaining benefits and services. For individual Veterans and those with dependents.

Battle Buddy Bridge (B3)

East Los Angeles

The program leverages the distinct talents and perspectives of Veterans to facilitate... learn more

Battle Buddy Bridge (B3)

Location(s): East Los Angeles

The program leverages the distinct talents and perspectives of Veterans to facilitate direct access and service to those who experience problems adjusting to life after military service. Through intense outreach and comprehensive community engagement, Battle Buddy teams reach individuals and gently walk with them through the processes necessary to acquire transportation, food, benefits assessment, legal assistance, mental health care, housing, and more. Armed with a continuum of immediate services available through VOALA programs as well as a plethora of partnering community and government providers, Battle Buddies are able to facilitate access to resources for heroes in need. Partnerships with AmeriCorps and UniHealth.

Job Development & Case Management for Veterans

H.V.R.P.

Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row), Compton, San Gabriel Valley, Orange County

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (aka HVRP aka Helping Veterans Receive Paychecks)... learn more

H.V.R.P.

Location(s): Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row), Compton, San Gabriel Valley, Orange County

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (aka HVRP aka Helping Veterans Receive Paychecks) ensures that Veterans receive the employment and training services they need to get good jobs. HVRP offers job counseling, resume preparation, job placement, and follow–up.

HVRP provides immediate transitional housing on–site and through referrals to VOALA Pathways to Home. Program staff ensures that participants receive essential supportive services such as clothing, shelter, referral to medical or substance use disorder treatments, and transportation assistance — either within VOALA or at another agency in the community.

Recovery Services for Veterans

Hollywood Veteran’s Center

Los Angeles

A sober–living residential facility for Veterans of OIF/OEF who suffer from severe... learn more

Hollywood Veteran’s Center

Location(s): Los Angeles

A sober–living residential facility for Veterans of OIF/OEF who suffer from severe levels of difficulty adjusting to civilian life. The goal is to help Veterans obtain permanent housing, financial security, and a personal support system. Transitional housing, Case management, Financial counseling.

Transitional Supportive Housing for Veterans

VS-90

Los Angeles

VS–90 provides transitional housing to male Veterans who are on parole or probation.... learn more

VS-90

Location(s): Los Angeles

VS–90 provides transitional housing to male Veterans who are on parole or probation. The goal of the program is for the client to transition into independent housing with sound financial planning skills and reduced institutional thinking. Services include case management, individual and group therapy, job referrals, and counseling regarding benefits and money management. This is a sober living program lasting six months (can be extended to 2 years).

VS-21

Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)

VS–21 is sober program for young, sober Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan... learn more

VS-21

Location(s): Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)

VS–21 is sober program for young, sober Veterans of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan without dependents. We provide transitional housing, case management and meals while addressing challenges such as unemployment, addiction, mental illness, and homelessness. The goal is to get young Veterans back into society with the knowledge and resources necessary to function independently. Assists homeless veterans with permanent housing, benefits, employment, medical support, financial literacy, social skills and much more while in a transitional housing environment.

The Billets – Safe Haven

Echo Park

A “Housing First” program, designed to provide stable residency to homeless and... learn more

The Billets – Safe Haven

Location(s): Echo Park

A “Housing First” program, designed to provide stable residency to homeless and soon–to–be homeless Veterans. Residents are assisted in reducing the harm associated with chronic substance abuse, homelessness, and mental health issues. Includes on–site housing, case management, and supportive services.

The Barracks

Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)

A residential Harm Reduction, Safe Haven program providing transitional housing to single... learn more

The Barracks

Location(s): Downtown Los Angeles (Skid Row)

A residential Harm Reduction, Safe Haven program providing transitional housing to single Veterans who suffer from substance abuse, mental disorders, and chronic homelessness. Case management, transitional housing, food, life skills counseling and referrals to the VA where they receive mental health counseling and access to various benefits. The goal of The Barracks is to establish for clients permanent housing, and to help them attain any benefits they may qualify for. Must have an Honorable Discharge to qualify.