At VA you can have a profound impact on our Veterans’ independence by providing them with the tools they need to overcome homelessness. When you join VA, there are several programs dedicated to restoring Veterans’ quality of life. Mental health professionals are vital to the success of these programs, and ultimately in helping in-need Veterans. Operation Reveille offers services that Veterans need to successfully exit homelessness. Operation Reveille events bring government agencies, faith-based organizations, housing providers, nonprofit agencies, and local businesses together in an effort to connect in-need Veterans with services like employment, legal assistance and mental health counseling.
Mental health professionals also take on an essential role in making the Stand Down initiatives a success. During the one to three-day events, VA provides food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and Social Security benefit counseling. Veterans also receive referrals for assistance with health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment and mental health counseling. Local VA Medical Centers collaborate with government agencies and community-based homeless service providers to reach as many Veterans as possible.