Resources for Homelessness

Published 8:00 am Sunday, April 16, 2023

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Being homeless or at risk of being homeless can be scary and affect many parts of your life. Between finding somewhere to stay at night, getting food, and medical care, it can be a lot to handle on your own.  In this article, we will share some valuable resources to help you with housing, healthcare, or food access needs.

Housing Resources

When you’re at risk of being homeless, your priority is finding somewhere safe to stay. If you need shelter, here are five resources that may be able to help:

Healthcare Assistance

Healthcare can be hard to access if you are homeless. The following resources can help you get the care you need:

Food and Nutrition Access

You may be eligible for the following food assistance programs if you are at risk of homelessness or currently homeless:

Resources for Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has programs to help homeless veterans and their families. The Homeless Veterans Assistance Center can help you find housing, employment, and health and mental health services. You don’t need to apply to use the assistance center. Call the center at 1-877-424-3838 or visit the Veterans Crisis Line website to chat online with an agent. Both options are available 24 hours a day.

The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans also has a directory of service providers for veterans experiencing homelessness, which you can view here.

Find More Benefits

You can also find other government benefits you may be eligible to receive by taking the Benefit Finder. It is an easy-to-use questionnaire that takes about 10-30 minutes. When you fill out the questionnaire, you will answer questions about yourself, and it will give you a list of government benefits you may be eligible for. Once you get your benefit results, you will be directed to apply on the agency website. Check out this video to learn more about the Benefit Finder Questionnaire.