|New Directions operates five transitional living facilities in West Los Angeles.
The Veteran Opportunity Center (VOC) houses up to 156 men at a time: 24 beds are used for detoxification, 24 beds for "Shelter Plus Care" transitional housing for elderly or disabled veterans, and 108 beds for New Directions’ long-term substance abuse and mental health program. This 60,000 square-foot building was rehabilitated in 1997 and contains:
Veteran Opportunity Center North provides substance abuse treatment and mental health services in a smaller setting for homeless veterans with Co-Occurring Disorders including severe and persistent mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia, bi-polar disorder, severe depression). Opened in March 2002, the program has a 50-person capacity and treated more than 100 veterans in its first year. Each Veteran Opportunity Center North resident:
New Directions’ Oasis for Veteran Women serves homeless female veterans in two separate facilities: Mitchell House and Keaveney House. The Oasis for Veteran Women offers substance abuse rehabilitation, trauma counseling, parenting classes, and job-training. New Directions serves displaced female veterans.
Chris's Place is New Directions' newest facility. Located in the Del Rey neighborhood of West Los Angeles, Chris's Place is a transitional residence specifically for veterans of Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom. The six-bedroom house is staffed 24 hours a day and includes on-staff clinicians and case managers.
Although New Directions offers needs-specific long-term housing at five different facilities, the agency also works to help veterans find permanent housing. Typically, most veterans graduate from the New Directions program before transitioning to an apartment or home. However, some veterans may be referred through out Outreach program directly to partner service agencies or government programs (e.g., HUD-VASH) that can assist individuals in locating permanent housing.
NEW DIRECTIONS SEPULVEDA
More information will be available in January 2013
Permanent Supportive Housing in the Pipeline
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For information about SSVF (Supportive Services for Veteran Families), please contact Ed Gonzalez at (310) 914-4045 ext. 150 or through email at firstname.lastname@example.org.