Webinar – Would More Veteran Families In Rapid Rehousing Be Better Off If They Were Employed?

Webinar – Would More Veteran Families In Rapid Rehousing Be Better Off If They Were Employed?

June 22, 2017 02:00pm - 03:30pm

A special webinar is coming up soon to bring together Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grantees, Homeless Veteran Reintegration Grantees and the VA’s Homeless Veterans Community Employment Services program staff.

Would More Veteran Families in Rapid Rehousing Be Better Off If They Were Employed?

Unemployment and underemployment are two of the most critical issues affecting homeless Veterans. In Fiscal Year 2016, of the 67,581 Veteran families who received an SSVF rapid re-housing service, approximately 87% entered without employment. Employment services, however, are often not included in rapid re-housing programs. Providers often feel that they are not equipped to provide employment services and may be unaware of local resources that can assist with this endeavor. Yet, some SSVF grantees, recognizing the importance of earned income, either directly or through partnerships offer employment services to SSVF veterans. This webinar will explore the importance of employment in long-term housing stability and techniques for integrating employment services into housing solutions. Specific programs that can assist RRH clients with employment will be also be discussed.

Presenters:

Carma A. Heitzmann, Ph.D.
Director, Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services
VHA Homeless Program Office (VACO)
Carma.Heitzmann@va.gov

John Rio, MA, CRC
Deputy Director TA and Training
Advocates for Human Potential
Co-Director
National Veterans Technical Assistance Center
jrio@ahpnet.com

TO REGISTER FOR “Would More Veteran Families in Rapid Rehousing Be Better Off If They Were Employed?” go to register and complete the registration form.

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