Homeless Veterans

Sacramento Homeless Patient Aligned Care Team (H-PACT): Designed to break down barriers in accessing medical and housing resources for homeless Veterans. Services offered: Primary Care, Urgent Care, Wound Care, Preventive Health (Cholesterol, blood pressure, diabetes, vaccines, cancer screening, HIV and Hep C screening), and Social Work.

Located in Building 650 along the main hallway, Corridor C, near the Pharmacy & before the Primary Care Clinic

Hours of Operation:
Monday – 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. @ SVRC, 7270 E. Southgate Drive
Tuesday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Sacramento VA Medical Center
Wednesday – 8:00 a.m. a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Sacramento VA Medical Center
Thursday – 12:30 p.m.to 4:30 p.m. @ Sacramento VA Medical Center
Friday – 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. @ Sacramento VA Medical Center

Contacts:

  • H-PACT Care Team: Michael Yanuck, M.D.; Oksana Teletan, RN; Stephanie Makis, LCSW; Michelle Tyler, LVN/WCC; and Terry Keller, Clerk – (916) 366-5349
  • Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV): (916) 792-3836
  • Grant & Per Diem (GPD) Program: (916) 792-3836
  • Housing & Urban Development – VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH): (916) 843-2881
  • Veterans Justice Outreach (VJO): (916) 792-3836

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According to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), over 75,600 homeless Veterans were counted on a single night in January 2009.  In 2009, 300 communities across the country revealed that between October 1, 2008 and September 30, 2009, 136,334 Veterans had spent at least one night in emergency shelters or transitional housing facilities.

IN THE NEWS: HOMELESS VETERANS – TRYING TO FIND HELP AND HOPE

The 2009 report, “Veteran Homelessness: A Supplemental Report to the 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress,” indicated an overrepresentation of Veterans among the homeless population.  At one point, approximately 12% of all people (and 16% of adults) experiencing homelessness idenitified as a Veteran in addition to 10% of those homeless over the course of the year. According to the report, less than 8% of the total U.S. population has Veteran status.

There are some important facts to remember:

  • Half of homeless Veterans in a single night were found in four states, California was among those state. In fact, California contained over a quarter (26%) of the count.
  • Women Veterans are at greater risk of homelessness than male Veterans and are two to three times more likely to be homeless than any of the comparison; women Vets make up 14% of our fighting forces and their prevalence in the homeless Veteran population is growing
  • Rates of homelessness are higher for Hispanic, African American, and Native American Veterans than for nonminority Veterans, especially among those who are poor
  • Young Veterans (between ages 18 and 30) are twice as likely as adults in the general population to be homeless, and the risk of homelessness increases significantly among young Veterans who are poor

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has a variety of services designed to help homeless Veterans including:

The list of resources below is not all-inclusive. If you have a resource for homeless Veterans and would like to be added, please send a message to info@sacvalleyvets.com. We will review the link and determine the applicability.

RESOURCES