What is the Homeless Veterans Reintegration (HVRP) Program?
Veterans Path to Hope, previously known as TLS Veterans, operates a Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) that is funded by a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. The program is designed to help struggling veterans find meaningful employment.
HVRP fills a special need because it serves veterans who may be ineligible for other programs because of problems such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, addictions and legal issues.
Veterans Path to Hope case managers work with veterans in Lake, McHenry , Winnebago, Boone and Cook Counties. Each enrollee is encouraged to take advantage of services that will lead them back into the workforce.
The employment focus of HVRP distinguishes it from most other programs for the homeless, which concentrate on more immediate needs such as emergency shelter, food and substance abuse treatment. While these are critical components of the program, its main objective is to enable homeless veterans to secure and keep jobs that will allow them to re-enter mainstream society as productive citizens.
Homeless veterans are also assisted with a number of employment–related activities such as building both a federal and/or civilian resume, job search skills, and mock interviewing. The employment program will also address and assist with barriers to employment such as homelessness, mental health/substance abuse concerns, lack of transportation and proper work attire. Whether it is entering the civilian work force for the first time or returning to a previous career, the employment specialists are equipped and ready to assist.
Who is eligible for the HVRP program at Veterans Path to Hope?*
Any veteran who served on active duty and received a greater-than-dishonorable discharge. It is not required that you deployed or successfully completed your term of service
*Eligibility criteria at any point can change.
Please call us at (815) 321-4673 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an up-to-date screening for assistance.
Veterans Path to Hope HVRP is designed to serve homeless veterans facing a multitude of barriers to employment. To help veterans overcome these barriers, we provide:
- Classroom Training
- Vocational Guidance
- Job Preparation
- Job-Search Assistance and Leads
- Life-Skills and Money-Management Guidance
- Transportation Assistance for Interviews
- Follow-Up After job Placement
Veterans Path to Hope HVRP case managers and employment counselors directly provide many services and link enrollees to local VA, government and community-based agencies for assistance with:
- Access to emergency shelter, food and clothing
- Medical care
- Dental care
- Mental health treatment
- Substance abuse treatment
- Transitional housing
- Legal aid
Services are provided to meet needs as they arise. Finding and maintaining a job is the program’s overarching goal because employment is essential to a life of self-reliance and promise.
Financial assistance could include the following:
- Clothing, tools, boots needed for employment
- Funding towards classes/training programs