New Directions for Veterans Operates Transitional, Bridge and Emergency Housing in West Los Angeles.
NDVets offers transitional housing and comprehensive support services to veterans living on the streets. Located at Building 116 of the West Los Angeles Veterans Affairs Campus, the 161-person capacity residence offers both transitional and bridge housing. On-site comprehensive services available for homeless veterans in the program, including:
- Case Management
- Substance Use Support and Other Support Groups
- Mental Health Services
- Workforce Development
- Free Legal Assistance
- Clean, Safe Rooms
- Kitchen and Dining Facilities, with meals provided
- Common Areas
- Computer Lab
Aside from our Transitional Housing program, NDVets provides formerly homeless veterans with a safe place to stay while they are securing their housing units. The priority in this program is permanent housing, with veterans often working with VASH or SSVF case managers through the process. In the interim, participants may take advantage of some of the supportive services offered.
THE WELCOME CENTER
The Welcome Center Bridge Housing is a 35-bed emergency housing program, located at Building 257 on the West LA VA Campus, and operates in conjunction with the West LA VA Welcome Center that serves 700 to 1,000 veterans each year. Each veteran coming in meets a housing navigator and is given an assessment so that staff can immediately start assisting them with connecting to the appropriate supportive services and securing a permanent home. At the Welcome Center, NDVets works alongside the VA and other service providers to offer housing options for veterans. The Welcome Center, which is operated by NDVets nights and weekends, is open to the entire Veteran community.
For more information or to access these services, please call (310) 268-3269