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Our mission is to support homeless veterans in our community in their efforts to achieve greater self sufficiency. Including the ability to secure and maintain permanent housing. Support will be provided through intensive case management and access to community resources dedicated to enhancing self sufficiency, and will reflect the individual needs of those served.
Freedom House was organized in September of 2004 by Family & Community Services, Inc. Operations are guided by a diverse advisory council comprised of those individuals and groups concerned with meeting the needs of homeless veterans. This program is a fourteen bed, transitional housing facility funded through the Department of Veterans Affairs Capital Grant and Per Diem Program.
The facility is staffed 24-hours a day, seven days a week. Program participants and staff work cooperatively to develop a plan to end the veteran’s homelessness. The facility holds open weekly Alcoholics and Narcotics Anonymous meetings and has a chemical dependency counseling assistant on-site.
The VA provides a liaison to work with staff and participants in order to ensure the veteran is receiving the best care possible. Participants share rooms and are assigned basic work details to keep the building clean. During its first two years of operation, the Department of Veteran Affairs reported the facility successfully provided housing for over 75% of the veterans who exited.
Freedom House exists to provide emergency shelter to those veterans in a housing crisis, while also providing support advocacy, and referrals to encourage self sufficiency and movement towards permanent housing.
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