At VA, ending homelessness among Veterans is a top priority. Since 2010, the VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans (the Center) has worked to permanently house or prevent over 700,000 Veterans and their families from becoming homeless. But there’s still plenty more to be done.
You can help make sure every Veteran has a safe, stable home by applying for a VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans fellowship.
In collaboration with the VA Office of Academic Affiliations, the Center has created a postdoctoral fellowship for those interested in addressing homelessness among Veterans. Applications are invited on a rolling basis for national fellows to serve at five local sites: Los Angeles and Palo Alto, Calif.; West Haven, Conn.; Bronx, NY; and Dallas, Texas.
Choose VA for the mission
Three states and more than 70 local areas have effectively ended Veteran homelessness, VA data show.
As a fellow, you further this work alongside a Center and local mentor. You contribute to cutting-edge research, policy and education developments addressing homelessness among Veterans. You interact and collaborate on projects and attend the annual American Public Health Association conference.
“As each new community effectively ends Veteran homelessness, it is further proving that the strategies we are using to help the most vulnerable Veterans become housed are working,” VA Secretary Robert Wilkie said at a recent event celebrating Lexington’s success in housing every Veteran.
You can be part of this ongoing mission as a fellow. These positions are open to clinicians or non-clinicians with a doctoral degree or who have completed all requirements toward a doctoral degree from an accredited institution.
Inquire about site-specific application requirements by contacting the following individuals:
- Los Angeles, Calif.: Debra Saliba, Debra_Saliba@rand.org.
- Palo Alto, Calif.: Andrea Finlay, Andrea.Finlay@va.gov.
- West Haven, Conn., Lori Bastian, Lori.Bastian@va.gov.
- Bronx, N.Y., Joseph Geraci, Joseph.Geraci@va.gov.
- Dallas, Texas, Cynthia Foslien-Nash, Cynthia.Foslienfirstname.lastname@example.org.
Choose VA today
- READ more about the VA National Center on Homelessness among Veterans.
- LEARN more about the fellowship program.
- DISCOVER how to Choose VA at VAcareers.va.gov.
- Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless can call or visit their local VA Medical Center or Community Resource and Referral Center where VA staff are ready to help. Veterans and their families may also call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to access VA services.