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Transitional & Emergency Housing

New Directions for Veterans operates Transitional, Bridge and Emergency Housing in West Los Angeles.


Veteran Opportunity Center (VOC)

NDVets’ flagship building opened in 1995 after an extensive rehab of the 60,000-square-foot Building 116 on the VA Greater Los Angeles Healthcare System campus. VOC has a 154-person capacity and offers both transitional and bridge housing. On-site comprehensive support services available for homeless veterans in the program, including:

  • Case Management
  • Substance Abuse Support and Other Support Groups
  • Mental Health Services
  • Workforce Development
  • Free Legal Assistance
  • Clean, Safe Rooms
  • Kitchen and Dining Facilities, with meals provided
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Gymnasium

Bridge Housing, formerly known as Accelerated Re-Housing Center (ARC), 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 46-bed emergency housing program operated in conjunction with the Welcome Center that serves 700 to 1,000 veterans each year. Each veteran coming in meets a housing navigator and is given a housing and needs 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, a services center for housing homeless veterans, NDVets works alongside the VA and other providers to provide 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 visit our Contact Us page.