|Location||Montrose, New York view map|
|On-site Services||Common Ground provides on-site support services including assistance with re-establishing contact and relationships with family, finding work, saving for an apartment, and securing a home of their own in the community|
Common Ground is committed to housing homeless veterans, who are disproportionately represented among the homeless. According to the National Alliance to End Homelessness, 26% of people living on our nation’s sidewalks and sleeping in our shelters served in the armed forces. On average, approximately 10% of individuals served by Common Ground are veterans.
To meet this pressing need, Common Ground, in partnership with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), opened a 96-unit Veterans Transitional Residence (VTR) on the Montrose, New York VA campus. The VTR, in coordination with the VA, offers comprehensive on-site case management, mental and physical health services, substance abuse counseling, and employment assistance to move individuals into permanent housing within a two-year period.