If a veteran in your community is experiencing or is at risk for homelessness there are a number of ways to refer them for help.
Homelessness and Housing Services Resource Guide: For veterans experiencing homelessness and the providers who serve them. (available for download)
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Services for Homeless Veterans
The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs offers a number of services to homeless veterans. The Department provides opportunities to return to employment, safe housing, health care and mental health services. In addition the U.S. VA operates a 24/7 hotline for homeless veterans or those concerned about a homeless veteran to call for support.
The U.S. VA National Homeless Call Center provider free, 24/7 access to trained counselors for local resources and assistance for homeless veterans and for individuals at risk of homelessness. To speak with a counselor call 877-4AID-VET (877-424-3838).
Visit the U.S. VA Services for Homeless Veterans website for more information.
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs: Healthcare for Homeless Veterans Program (HCHV)
Many HCHV programs serve as the hub for a myriad of housing and other services which provide the U.S. VA a way to outreach and assist homeless veterans by offering them entry to U.S. VA care.
The central goal is to reduce homelessness among veterans by conducting outreach to those who are the most vulnerable and are not currently receiving services and engaging them in treatment and rehabilitative programs.
Baltimore Annex-Health Care for Homeless Veterans
209 W. Fayette Street
Baltimore MD 21201
Craig Cook, 410-637-1342
Perry Point-Health Care for Homeless Veterans
VAMC Domiciliary Care Program
Circle Drive- Building 1H
Perry Point MD 21902
Craig Cook, 410- 637-1342
Martinsburg, W.VAMC- Health Care for Homeless Veterans
Grant Per Diem Program
Charles Town Road (Route 9)
Martinsburg WV 25401-98
Amy Bayliss, 304-263-0811, ext.3840
Washington, D.C. VAMC- Health Care for Homeless Veterans
VA Medical Center
50 Irving Steet, NW
Washington DC 20422
Kevin Morton, 202-745-8000
VA Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
The CRRC provides services to assist homeless veterans and their family members. The Center coordinates with local partners to provide services including assistance with housing, employment, health care, benefits, and more. Shower, laundry and meals are on site. Locations serving Maryland Veterans:
1500 Franklin St., NE, Washington DC, 20018
Baltimore VA Annex, 209 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD
Hours: 8:00-4:30, Monday-Friday
Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF)
Under the SSVF program, eligible veteran families are assisted case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include health care benefits, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation, fiduciary and payee services, legal services, child care services, and housing counseling.
In addition, veteran families may also be assisted with time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
Six organizations in Maryland received grants to support veteran families in 2013. Listed below are the organizations, the counties they serve, and their contact information.
- Alliance, Inc. (serving Baltimore, Howard, Harford, Cecil, Carroll, Anne Arundel, Frederick, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Washington, Wicomico, Somerset, Worcester, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, and Baltimore City) 410-282-5900, ext.3333
- Three Oaks Homeless Shelter (serving St. Mary’s, Charles, and Calvert) 301-863-9535
- Project PLASE, Inc. (serving Baltimore City and Baltimore County) 410-837-1400, Ext. 111 or Ext. 123
- New Vision House of Hope (serving Baltimore City) 443-838-2670
- Diakonia (serving Somerset, Wicomico, and Worchester) 410-213-0923
- St. James AME Church-Zion House (serving Caroline, Talbot, Queen Annes, Kent, Dorchester, Wicomico, Worchester, and Somerset) 410-742-1427 or 410-742-4950
- Housing Counseling Services (serving Montgomery, Prince George’s) 202-667-7006, Ext. 129 or Ext. 218
- Friendship Place (serving Montgomery, Prince George’s, Frederick) 202-658-9599
- US Vets (serving Prince George’s, Montgomery) 202-573-2790
- Operation Renewed Hope (serving Prince George’s and Montgomery) 703-887-8117
Source: United States Department of Veterans Affairs
National Resource Directory: Homeless Veteran Support
The National Resource Directory contains a comprehensive listing of resources to connect wounded warriors, service members, veterans, their families and caregivers who support them.
Visit The National Resource Directory to find homeless resources in Maryland.
National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV)
The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans (NCHV) is a resource and technical assistance center for a national network of community-based service providers and local, state and federal agencies that provide emergency and supportive housing, food, health services, job training and placement assistance, legal aid and case management support for hundreds of thousands of homeless veterans each year.
Visit the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans website for homeless veteran resources in Maryland.
To speak with someone at the NCHV call 1-800-VET-HELP (1-800-838-4357)
Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training (MCVET)
Located at 301 N. High Street in Baltimore City, The Maryland Center for Veterans Education and Training is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) Corporation designed to provide homeless veterans and other veterans in need with comprehensive services enabling them to rejoin their communities. Visit MCVET or call 410-576-9626 to learn more.
The Baltimore Station
Located at 140 W. West Street and 1611 Baker Street in Baltimore City, The Baltimore Station is an innovative therapeutic residential treatment program supporting veterans and others who are transitioning through the cycle of poverty, addiction, and homelessness to self-sufficiency. Visit The Baltimore Station or call 410-752-4454 to learn more.
If you have questions regarding these resources, contact the MDVA at 410-260-3838.