Homeless Veterans

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
The goal of this program is to provide services that assist at-risk of experiencing homelessness veterans to reintegration into the community and into meaningful employment within the labor force.  We offer a structured, individually designed case management plan to assist the veteran to become employable and self-sufficient. The program is currently being offered by Easterseals Veterans Rally Point to qualifying Veterans throughout the state of Connecticut.

Eligibility Requirements:
You must be an individual who has served our country. A homeless person as defined by the US Dept. of Labor is:

  • Persons who lack a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence.
  • Persons living in a supervised public or privately operated shelters designed to provide temporary living arrangements;
  • An individual who resided in a shelter or place not meant for human habitation and who is exiting an institution where he or she temporarily resided; and persons with a primary nighttime residence that is a public or private place not designed for or ordinarily used as regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • An individual or family who will imminently lose their housing and is unable to identify a subsequent residence.
  • Individuals who have served our country with children defined as homeless under other Federal statutes who have experienced a long-term period without living independently in permanent housing.
  • Have experienced persistent instability as measured by frequent moves over such period; and can be expected to continue in such status for an extended period of time because of chronic disabilities, chronic physical health or mental health conditions, substance addiction, histories of domestic violence or childhood abuse, the presence of a child or youth with a disability, or multiple barriers to employment.

You must be a veteran who served in the active U.S military and were honorably discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.

You must be motivated and willing to search for work and to connect to the necessary benefits.

For information on how to apply contact:

Easter Seals Capital Region
100 Deerfield RoadWindsor, CT 06095(860) 552-2002

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail, VA Connecticut health care can help you. Contact:

Maureen Pasko
Homeless Veterans Care Coordinator
VA Connecticut health care
Phone: 203-479-8041
Email: Maureen.Pasko@va.gov

If you are a Veteran who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless due to financial hardship, unemployment, addiction, depression, or transition from jail, VA Connecticut health care can help you. Contact:

CRT’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families reaches out to veterans who are homeless, or in danger of losing their housing to help during this time of crisis. Assistance is available to Veterans and their families to prevent homelessness. Homeless veterans can quickly find and pay for new, more affordable housing. Veterans and their families throughout Central Connecticut are encouraged to contact our office for these supportive services.

Staff connects veterans with all VA services (medical, mental health, and substance abuse). They are there to help families find the support services they need, both those offered by CRT and within the larger community

Referrals are accepted from Veterans Affairs (VA), Veteran service organizations, community providers or veterans themselves.

Veterans must have served in the active military, but wartime service is not required. Discharge must not be dishonorable. Veterans must be at least 150 % below the area median income.

To apply and for more information:

Supportive Services for Veteran Families:
1921 Park St
Hartford, CT 06106

Program Manager                                            Outreach Worker
Cell: 860-778-4775                                         Cell: 860-778-2423

Homeless veterans get help with housing, jobs, and health care at CRT’s Veterans Crossing facility in East Hartford. Veterans Crossing is a 12-room handicapped accessible, bridge housing for homeless male veterans located in East Hartford. They help residents look for work, save for an apartment, and connect with support services. Vets are linked with all VA services (medical, mental health, and substance abuse). Help with money management, life skills, counseling, and referrals are available. English and Spanish speakers welcome.

Referrals are accepted from Veterans Affairs (VA), the CT Department of Correction (DOC), the CT Judicial Branch (CSSD) or the Veteran himself. Veterans may call the program to be connected with the VA Liaison. The liaison will help prepare the referral packet.

Note: We do not accept registered sex offenders, arsonists, or individuals with a history of violent offenses.

Residents must be:
Male and homeless, a veteran without a dishonorable discharge, 18 years or older, able to live safely in an unsupervised setting, willing to engage in program services, willing to search for work and participate in activities at least 35 hours per week, committed to securing permanent housing as quickly as possible.

For more information, call: Veterans Crossing Coordinator at 860-310-6269. The Program Coordinator can be reached at the following: 860-306-5342