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Veteran Services

Veteran Services

Volunteers of America of the Northern Rockies is actively committed to serving our nation’s Veterans. We provide several programs that are designed to address the needs of our Veteran population and are working hard to assist in accomplishing the Veterans Administration's goal to eliminate homelessness amongst Veterans.

Volunteers of America provides services that are directed to Veterans of all military campaigns; from Vietnam to Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. We are active in providing services to Veterans who have become homeless since serving in the military. Because many conditions do not become apparent until after our Veterans are discharged from service, it is possible for men and women to be out of the service for up to ten years before realizing they need help. Therefore we stand poised to offer our assistance.

Serving those that served

We are actively committed to serving our nation’s Veterans, with statewide programs in Montana and Wyoming.

We offer services to Veterans. We serve Veterans through Sheridan's Community Shelter, with 16 dedicated beds funded by the Veterans Administration’s Grant Per Diem program. While Veterans are at the shelter, we help them to create a living plan and try to connect them with local organizations such as Wyoming Work Force, Department of Family Services, Vocational Rehab and other community partners that can assist them in leaving the state of homelessness and establishing permanence in their lives.

Additionally, since the local community shelter is located on the same grounds as the Veterans Medical Facility, our staff are able to work closely with VA personnel to get obtain the best services for veterans. A cooperative relationship has been created between Volunteers of America and the VAMC of Sheridan.

Volunteers of America operates two transitional living facilities. Freedom Hall and is located in Sheridan, Wyoming and, Independence Hall and is located in Billings, Montana. These programs provide a therapeutic living environment for our veterans. In this environment, they are able to continue receiving treatment through the V.A. and are given opportunities to participate in activities designed to help them reenter into independent living, and reconnect with the local community.

The coordinators of both programs work hard to connect them with vocational training and education opportunities, and offer life skills training to prepare them to lead successful lives. Both programs are working to create a strong community network that can work together to help our veterans reenter their communities.

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