Jericho Project Veterans Initiative

by Jericho Project

Jericho Project is pleased to share exciting news about the expansion of our Veterans Supportive Apartment Program (VSA program).

Launched in fall of 2009, Jericho’s VSA program provides individual apartments and intensive family, financial, and career counseling services to homeless veterans in NYC. Due to the amazing generosity of Global Giving donors and the overwhelming need among NYC veterans, Jericho recently doubled the VSA program from 20 to 40 units.

Jericho has once again expanded the VSA program — from 40 to 45 units — and continues to provide a timely, cost-effective solution to the crisis of homeless veterans in NYC. We have now enrolled 45 veterans in our Veterans Supportive Apartment Program, and have housed 22 veterans city-wide!

This expansion would not have been possible without the continued support of Global Giving and Jericho’s dedicated donors! Thank you again for your incredible generosity and support for our work to end homelessness among NYC veterans.

In addition to constructing two new veterans residences, Jericho is creating an additional 20 units of supportive housing for homeless and low income veterans in New York City! This would not have been possible without the amazing generosity of GlobalGiving donors.

In late 2009, Jericho expanded its Supportive Apartment Program to include 20 units for homeless veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Jericho Project and the Bronx VA have entered into an innovative partnership to create its Veterans Supportive Apartment Program (Vet Apartments) to help homeless veterans find suitable housing and receive all the services they need to succeed.

Veterans in need of medical, mental health or substance abuse support will receive mandatory VA case management services. Jericho will provide a number of supplemental services, primarily around locating suitable apartments and employment and educational assistance. We will also help veterans with independent living skills, budgeting, accessing community resources, relapse prevention, family counseling, and crisis management.

We have already housed our first Iraq combat veteran and his family, and are working closely with the Bronx VA to fully implement the program in 2010.

Thank you again for your wonderful generosity and your commitment to helping our veterans move off the streets and on with their lives. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this exciting expansion.

Jericho is expanding our successful Veterans Supportive Apartment Program from 20 to 40 units! Thanks to the incredible generosity of Global Giving donors, we are housing a growing number of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans in crisis.

In late 2009, Jericho created 20 Veterans Supportive Apartments for homeless NYC veterans. Jericho is now doubling the Veterans Supportive Apartments Program to house 40 homeless veterans and their families.

Jericho will continue to work intensively with each veteran to identify and secure affordable housing and help them to transfer their combat skills to sustainable and fulfilling civilian employment.

Thank you again for your continued support for Jericho, and for our nation’s homeless veterans! We look forward to keeping you posted on our work to end homelessness for NYC's veterans and their families.


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Jericho Project

Location: New York, NY - USA
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Project Leader:
Mary Taylor
Senior Director of Development
New York, NY United States

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