The Veterans Housing Options Group (VHOG) is for Veterans experiencing homelessness to learn about resources, get referred to Coordinated Entry and other veteran housing programs available in Pierce County.
Join us weekly for presentations on Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at Pierce County Human Services Soundview Building, in the Brekke Conference Room, located at 3602 Pacific Ave. Suite 200 in Tacoma.
After the presentations, you will have the opportunity to speak with a representative from some agencies to take the next step towards housing. Agencies include:
VA Puget Sound Health Care System
Catholic Community Services Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Washington State Department of Veteran Affairs
WorkSource and more
Resources for Veterans Experiencing Homelessness in Pierce County
Coordinated Entry (first step) Call 2-1-1
If you are homeless, call 2 2-1-1from any phone and ask them to enroll you in the Coordinated Entry System, so that your information can be shared with all the local housing programs for Veterans. If you are not homeless at this time, 2-1-1is still a great resource and can provide information about many different types of resources.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) 253-471-5340
Catholic Community Services (CCS) SSVF in Pierce County provides individuals
experiencing homelessness with short term financial and supportive assistance to obtain permanent market rate housing. www.ccsww.org
Pierce County Veterans Assistance Program 253-798-7449
Provides emergency assistance for qualified Veterans and family members for food, rent, utilities, medical and burial services. www.piercecountywa.gov/veterans
VA Homeless Engagement and Recovery Opportunity (HERO) Program 253-583-2831
HERO is a whole-health focused residential treatment program for Veterans who are homeless and in need of assistance to address individualized goals focused on mental health, substance use, vocational pursuits, or other psychosocial needs that impact one’s well-being. If you have a VA provider, talk to them to explore this option.
VA Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)/Transitional Residence (TR) Program 253-583-2831
CWT/TR is a back to work program for Veterans who are homeless. Services provided are transitional housing, transitional work or other CWT services and life skills training and referrals. If you have a provider, talk to them to explore this option.