Our veterans deserve safe and stable housing and decent-paying jobs when they return to our communities. We provide Chicago veterans with housing, employment, and supportive services to successfully reintegrate into society. We also deliver ongoing mentoring, coaching, and support to tackle the core issues of veteran homelessness.
Our service model consists of multiple phases to ensure eligible program participants are work-ready at the end of their experience. It includes intake, referral and assessment, job readiness training, job placement, post enrichment workshops, and retention and supportive services. After a series of assessments, we work with program participants to create their individual development plans (IDP) that highlight goals for their success in employment, housing, and other critical needs that impact their lives. Goals include but are not limited to completing job readiness training, mental health and medical linkage, education, childcare needs, VA service, and TANF linkage.
Helping secure jobs for veterans is at the heart of what we do, especially now due to the coronavirus pandemic. We know that gainful employment will help reduce homelessness in the veteran population. Our experienced team of professionals provides intensive case management and uses motivational interviewing techniques to help veterans prosper. We offer job training, skills building, employment placements, and individual career tutoring through our community partnerships. We also refer our program participants to partners that host hiring events and provide transportation services.
Through our comprehensive model, we work to ensure that no veteran in Chicago faces homelessness. By focusing on the whole individual, we give our program participants a greater chance at long-term success. Our Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program is reimagining veteran services.
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