Southwest Economic Solutions
Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP)

Our Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program (HVRP) helps homeless vets find meaningful employment 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, 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 and work equipment 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.

HVRP is part of our Center for Working Families, which is based at Southwest Economic Solutions. We also maintain an HVRP office at our Piquette Square for Veterans located at 6221 Brush in Detroit.

To learn more about HVRP, call Theresa Paruszkiewicz at 313-841-9641 x.376 or email her.

Southwest Economic Solutions is located at 3627 Vernor Highway, Detroit, MI 48216





  • Our HVRP initiative began in July 2010
  • HVRP served 126 veterans in 2012 and assisted 62 of them to find employment
  • Program has served 234 veterans and placed 108 in jobs in last two years
  • The average wage for those placed into jobs is higher than minimum wage

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.


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