Transitional Housing For Veterans
This Short Documentary explores Chesapeake Health Education Program Inc's Transitional Housing for Veterans initiative.
The Chesapeake Health Education Program, Inc. has a longstanding service mission to provide transitional housing to homeless and/or disabled veterans. The rationale is simple: veterans should not experience the indignity of not having a place to reside. As an outgrowth of CHEP’s partnership with the VA, CHEP provides 141 beds to homeless veterans in six (6) locations along the east coast. The housing sites cluster within the Mid-Atlantic and Southeastern states and are categorized into Grant and Per Diem Beds (supported by the VA) and Contract beds (operated by our non-profit corporation). The sites include the following:
|City and State||Program Name||Beds||Beds|
|Mid Atlantic Sites||Grant Per Diem||Contract|
|Perry Point, Maryland||Veterans Independent project||29|
|Washington, DC||DC Vets||14|
|Washington, DC||John McDermott House||18|
|Charleston, South Carolina||Veterans Villas||20||16|
|North Charleston, South Carolina||Charleston VETS||20||14|
|North Charelston, South Carolina||Freedom House||10|
Our work targets the reality that on any given day, as many as 250,000 veterans (male and female) are living on our Nations’ streets or in shelters. Our effort has assisted hundreds of veterans over the years and each of our 6 sites addresses different needs among the homeless veteran population.
Each day, CHEP provides housing for homeless veterans so they can live in a safe and comfortable environment. With our primary office on the campus of the Perry Point, VA Maryland Health Care System, what better commitment could we provide?