Inspected, Evaluated . . . Passed With Flying Colors!
TLS welcomes you to look over our latest evaluations: An inspection by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs of New Horizons, TLS’ facility for homeless veterans; notes from a report to the U.S. Department of Labor regarding TLS-Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, which focuses on employment-coaching; certification from the Illinois’... [Read more...]
Boasting About TLS Aftercare Enrollees
A number of former New Horizons residents who are enrolled in TLS Aftercare are taking advantage of educational retraining programs for veterans.
Two are currently back in the classroom.
One has registered for the fall semester.
One has attended student orientation.
Two have received eligibility certificates for the federal government’s Veterans... [Read more...]
Text Messaging to Prevent Suicide
In an effort to prevent suicide, the Department of Veterans Affairs is expanding its Veterans Crisis Line with a confidential text-messaging service and introduction of toll-free access from Europe.
“Offering text messaging services will help VA reach more Veterans and their friends and families,” said Dr. Janet Kemp, the VA’s national mental... [Read more...]
Bruce’s Story: Back on His Feet, Working Toward a Goal
Bruce, a veteran who asked that only his first name be used, found himself in a downward spiral that started in his teens with “a long line of bad decisions” and ended with a stay at New Horizons, a transitional-living center for homeless veterans in Hebron, Illinois.
TLS Veterans, a not-for-profit group formed by veterans to help veterans, owns... [Read more...]
The VA on Vets and Homelessness
TLS was awarded an SSVF Grant from the Veterans Administration effective October 1st, 2013. SSVF stands for Supportive Services for Veteran Families.
The SSVF program is chartered with rapidly rehousing homeless veteran families and assisting families that are at risk of losing their... [Read more...]
VA & HUD Report to Congress on Homeless Vets
The Department of Veterans Affairs and the Department of Housing and Urban Development have published an analysis of the extent and nature of homelessness among veterans. According to HUD and VA’s assessment, nearly 76,000 veterans were homeless on a given night in 2009 while roughly 136,000... [Read more...]
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans
Help for homeless veterans is a phone call away
As part of a five-year plan to end homelessness among veterans, the VA has founded a hotline to ensure that homeless veterans or veterans at-risk for homelessness have free, 24/7 access to trained counselors. The hotline is intended to assist... [Read more...]