As the National Veterans Technical Assistance Center (NVTAC), the Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University (IVMF) provided direct training and technical assistance to over 150 Homeless Veterans Reintegration Programs (HVRP). These services were provided as a result of a U.S. Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (DOL-VETS) cooperative agreement from 2010-2013.
To report their findings and experiences gained while working with HVRPs, the IVMF and its NVTAC partner, Advocates for Human Potential Inc., of Delmar, N.Y., produced four briefs on veteran homelessness and employment.
The publications, “Adopting Motivational Interviewing: A Field Report,” “Exploring How Downtown Employers Can Hire Homeless Veterans,” “Hiring Veterans with Homeless Experiences as Employment Specialists,” and “Collaborations to Prevent and End Homelessness: Preliminary Report on Connecting HVRP-SSVF Programs,” provide practical strategies that programs serving homeless veterans can use to improve employment outcomes.
The publications can be found at, http://vets.syr.edu/community-engagement/dissemination/.
For further information on these publications, or other IVMF resources on preventing and ending veteran homelessness, contact Gary Shaheen, IVMF director of community based technical support initiatives at firstname.lastname@example.org.