National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
Announcing the Department of Veterans Affairs National Call Center and Chat Service for Homeless Veterans!
The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has
developed a Five-Year Plan with the goal of ending homelessness among
our Nation’s Veterans.
One of the Plan’s initiatives is the National Call Center for Homeless
Veterans (NCCHV), which provides linkages for homeless and at-risk
Veterans, their families and other interested parties to appropriate VA
and community-based resources.
To access related information, log onto www.va.gov and scroll down to the right hand corner
to Special Programs. Click onto Homeless
Veterans. On the left hand side
of that page, click on the third bullet—National Call Center for Homeless
Veterans— under Useful Links. Callers who dial
877-4AID VET (or 877-424-3838) are connected with a trained VA staff
member 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
The VA has also launched an on-line Homeless Veterans Chat Service,
which can be accessed from the VA Homeless Veterans website page.
Homeless Veterans Chat enables Veterans, their families and friends to
go online and anonymously chat with a trained VA counselor. The online
feature is intended to reach out to all homeless Veterans or Veterans at
risk of homelessness whether or not they are enrolled in the VA health
The Call Center and Chat Service
are two of the many VA initiatives intended to end the cycle of
homelessness and prevent Veterans and their families from entering