Serving Those Who Served Us
We’re committed to giving our nation’s heroes the honor and respect they deserve.
SUS offers a full spectrum of housing, employment and treatment programs for veterans facing unemployment, homelessness, mental illness, substance abuse disorders, and HIV/AIDS. These high-impact programs directly address the integration needs of returning service members as they readjust to civilian life and recover from the invisible and physical wounds of war.
Our Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP) works with local, regional and national employers to assist veterans with vocational assessment, job training, job placement and ongoing employment supports. Many veterans returning home from military service do not have the resources or network needed to live the quality of life they deserve, and are often left homeless and unemployed. These programs help veterans set goals that capitalize on their experience and lead them to employment opportunities that allow them to regain control of their own lives.
Many veterans returning home need coordinated assistance in order to overcome their daily life challenges. The HUD-VASH case management program provides services and supports including care coordination, employment services and supportive housing assistance. Our veteran care coordination is accomplished through ongoing engagement between our Service Coordinators and the veterans they support. This partnership involves veterans in every step of the journey to wellness, so that they may claim ownership of their transition out of homelessness and into stable civilian life.
For many veterans experiencing poverty, unemployment or disabling conditions, specialized services are required to address immediate needs. Our Housing First Mobile Crisis Team, based upon the evidence-based Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) model, provides recovery-focused mental health treatment to homeless and at-risk veterans in the community. Additionally, our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) programs provide short-term, high-impact rapid rehousing and homelessness prevention services.
SUS recognizes the impact that peers have in the delivery of human services. The value of sharing lived experience is embedded in all our veteran programs through vet-to-vet mentorship and supports.
Come to any of our Urban Farms, and you will find people hard at work tending the raised beds of organic vegetables. For some of the SUS urban farmers, the farms offer an opportunity to re-enter the world of work, while for others it has unleashed a passion for farming. Freshly harvested vegetables are shared among all of the residents, extending health and wellness benefits beyond just those who work on the farms.