SEICAA’s Veterans Services are available to military veterans who are facing homelessness. SEICAA works with veterans to overcome poverty barriers, be it isolation, mental illness, or substance abuse, and help them attain self-sufficiency. Additionally, SEICAA offers veterans opportunities to receive the services they deserve, including:
- Referral to VA Healthcare Services
- Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment
- Home Loans
- Life Insurance
- Burial Benefits
In 1992, SEICAA’s Veterans Services was recognized nationally for its dedication to veterans and their needs when the program received the Community Service Excellence Award. The program has earned the distinction of being unique in the State of Idaho.
SEICAA’s Freedom LZ emergency housing facility is available to military veterans who are or in danger of becoming homeless. Part of a transitional housing program, crisis intervention and case management are provided to veterans during their stay – which is typically between 60 and 90 days. SEICAA works with veterans staying at the shelter by providing them the tools necessary to help make informed decisions, enabling them to secure employment and move into permanent housing. Given the varying circumstances of homelessness, our Veteran Services program has participants complete a personalized entrance and exit plan. The plan will express a participant’s goals and the resources they will need to use to reach their goals. All support services will be specific to each participant’s needs, and will be provided by SEICAA programs, the Vet Center, Job Service and other community service providers.