Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP)

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


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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92% of the Piquette veterans report they are “significantly better off” since they moved in

Half have participated in a job readiness program.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) assisted 505 veterans in 2014. Since the program began in late 2012, it has helped more 2,500 low-income veterans and their families find or retain housing and obtain support services to better their lives.

HVRP has served 464 veterans in years 2010 to 2014 and has placed 167 in jobs.