The Veteran Housing and Recovery Program (VHRP)
, established in 1994 and run by the WDVA and VAF, helps homeless veterans and those at risk of becoming homeless. The VHRP is designed to help homeless veterans receive the job training, education, counseling and rehabilitative services they need to obtain steady employment, affordable housing and the skills to sustain a productive lifestyle.
The goal of the VHRP is to break the cycle of homelessness and help veterans transition back into the mainstream of society. In order to fulfill this goal, the VHRP has established three transitional Veterans Housing Centers located throughout the state that function as a one-stop shop to veterans and at-risk veterans in need. The VHRP houses over 100 veterans throughout the state. Centers partner with federal, state and local governments, county veterans service offices, and representatives from local communities. The extensive coalition produces outreach and a referral network that allows access for needed services and appropriate assistance, while providing job training and employment referrals. The VHRP program is responsible for conducting outreach to at risk veterans, homeless veterans and those experiencing a housing crisis throughout the State of Wisconsin.