NEW ORLEANS — ART Conference attendees will volunteer their time during the conference here in May to help a facility for homeless veterans in southeast Louisiana.
Volunteers of America Southeast Louisiana Veterans Services program provides transitional housing and rehabilitation services for homeless male veterans. Veterans receive the therapy needed to overcome substance abuse, gain job skills and enhance mental health. They also have access to housing and a full continuum of rehabilitation services.
This program offers more than just shelter. Over a 24-month period, veterans benefit from intensive case management, support services and treatment. The staff works individually with each veteran to develop a personalized plan to rebuild their lives. Upon stabilization, residents save a percentage of their income, establishing a reserve for future expenses as they transition into permanent housing outside the program.
There are two facilities, one located on Napoleon Avenue and the other on Pitt Street. ART volunteers will work on these facilities to enhance the existing living quarters and outside common areas.
Home industry companies will be asked to donate furnishings for installation to enhance the apartments and to replace damaged goods.