AHI operates the Southeast Veterans Service Center and the Chesapeake Veterans House for homeless veterans (both men and women) in SE DC. The facilities feature 98 beds (20 Permanent SRO – Single Room Occupancy units and 78 transitional units). Each veteran has their own room.
The center offers residents a safe, clean and sober village-like setting for a duration of several months to one year, depending upon individual need. The program was originally formulated as a social model and is now integrated with structured case management and mental health therapy. Accordingly, it addresses addiction, mental health problems, PTSD, medical needs, family issues, and employment training and placement.
This three-phase multi-service approach includes: Recovery Services, Employment Development, and Community Reintegration; Abstinence, following a 12-Step model; and community participation intended to nurture individual strength and pride. The program’s goal is full employment, independence, and reintegration into the Washington DC community.
If you are a veteran in need, or you know someone that is, please contact us here.