Formerly homeless veteran Armond Marshall now works at The Empowerment Plan after being helped by HVRP

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

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Helping Veterans

Our Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) helps homeless vets find meaningful employment and stable housing so that they can be productive members of the community. HVRP is funded by the federal Department of Labor. The program assists homeless vets with resources, digital learning, financial literacy, vocational training and job opportunities.


HVRP offers a broad range of training and employment services. They include:

  • Skills assessment
  • Classroom training
  • Job search activities
  • Job preparation
  • On-the-job training
  • Job placement
  • Help with transportation, clothing, work equipment needs, and other basic needs
  • Placement follow-up services
  • Vocational counseling

We work with numerous partners in the community to deliver these services. These partners include businesses, training programs, educational institutions, human service organizations, veterans-serving agencies, government, and others. In addition to helping individuals gain employment, our HVRP program connects them to the educational, counseling and support services they may need.


To help homeless veterans take advantage and make the most of our program, our HVRP model includes outreach, pre-enrollment assessment, job training, job development, obtaining employer commitments to hire, and post-placement follow-up service.

To be eligible for HVRP services, an individual must be homeless and a veteran.

  • A “homeless” individual is someone who lacks a fixed, regular, and adequate nighttime residence. This term includes persons whose primary nighttime residence is either a supervised public or private shelter designed to provide temporary living accommodations; an institution that provides a temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized; or a private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as, a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings.
  • A “veteran” is a person who served in the active U.S. military, naval or air service, and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.

of the Piquette veterans report they are “significantly better off” since they moved in


have participated in a job readiness program.


low-income veterans helped to find or retain housing and obtain support services since the program began in late 2012


veterans served by HVRP in years 2010 to 2014 and has placed 167 in jobs.

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