The Rockland Homes For Heroes is pleased and proud to inform the public about the services our residents will receive from Loeb House through the NYS Empire State Supportive Housing Initiative (ESSHI) Grants. It distinguished us from non-Supportive Housing.
Loeb House staff will coordinate supports and services with each veteran, involved family members and treatment/support teams to maximize the veteran’s independent functioning in the community. These include:
- Assist the veteran in the coordination of all treatment and supportive services needed.
- Serve as the liaison between the tenant and all other treatment/support services and other providers involved with the veteran and his/her family, including key service providers such as:
- U.S. Government Offices, i.e. VA Health Care System’s hospitals
- OEF/OIF Combat Veterans Programs, work programs, and satellite clinics
- Social Security Administration, Medicare Services
- State agencies, i.e. Helen Hayes Hospital, Vocational & Educational Services for Individuals with Disabilities, Department of Labor;
- County agencies, i.e. Board of Cooperative Extension Services (BOCES), Bus Information (TOR) services, Community Development Office, Health Department, Department of Hospitals, Legal Aid Society, Mental Health Department, Office for the Aging, Office for People with Disabilities, Public Transportation department, Department of Social Services, TRIPS, Veterans Services Office.
- Coordinate with other providers regarding the tenant’s job development, training and placement. This will be especially useful for individuals who are able to participate in the employment sector and/or skills training programs. The VA offers Compensated Work Therapy, Veterans Educational Assistance Program, Veterans. Employment Opportunities Act and Vocational Rehabilitation and Employment. The State offers education/work programs through VESID and the Department of Labor. The County offers education/training programs through BOCES.
- Work with the veterans’ treatment providers to ensure comprehensive treatment services are in place that address the full spectrum of the veteran’s needs: transition into the community, medical, dental, treatment/recovery, and financial. The goal will be to support reintegration into the community and assist in activities that will promote stabilization in their lives within a supportive, permanent housing environment.
- Work with the Medical Service Team consisting of a physician, nurse, social worker, physical/occupational/speech therapists, nutritionist and other assigned medical professionals as needed for veterans with traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities. Serve as the veteran’s advocate to insure all possible assistance is offered and provided to promote stability.
- Develop long-term goals and steps needed to meet these goals with the veterans in order to promote residential stability, increase skill levels and/or income potential and greater self-determination. The goals will be individualized based on the veteran’s needs and wants and include such areas as:
- following prescribed course of medical/rehabilitative/psychiatric treatment;
- participating in educational/vocational/employment opportunities;
- enhancing parenting skills;
- increasing independence in using public/private transportation;
- engaging in healthy recreational/social activities through veterans’ groups and the local community. All veterans with alcohol/substance abuse issues will be encouraged to remain clean and sober and become involved in support groups to promote their sobriety.