Help for Veterans
Press release from the North Coast Veterans Resource Center:
NORTH COAST VETERANS RESOURCE CENTER REACHES OUT TO SOUTHERN HUMBOLDT
The North Coast Veterans Resource Center (NCVRC) invites veterans of all eras to an information session and free lunch to learn more about their services. The meeting will be held on Friday, September 16th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Garberville Veterans Hall at 483 Conger Street.
“We’re trying to reach out to residents in Southern Humboldt to let them know about ways we can help veterans,” said Rob Amerman, NCVRC Site Director. “We know there are many vets in need and we have resources to assist them.”
NCVRC operates a transitional housing facility for homeless veterans, offers employment training programs for veterans who are unemployed or underemployed, and provides case management and financial support for veterans and their families to maintain housing stability.
“Our transitional housing facility in Eureka has been open since April, but we still have beds available,” said Amerman. “We’d like to connect with homeless veterans in Southern Humboldt and see if they’d like to enter our program.”
NCVRC’s transitional housing program provides dorm style beds, three meals a day, and services and programs designed to help homeless veterans obtain and maintain stable housing and become self-sufficient. “The program includes classes such as Life Skills, Anger Management, and Tai Chi in addition to case management and group and individual therapy,”
according to Amerman.
“We also provide employment training services for vets looking for work or looking to upgrade their skills through
training,” said Amerman. “We are currently partnering with College of the Redwoods to provide Green Jobs training
through classes such as Solar Photovoltaic, Building Science, Basic Construction Skills, and OSHA Construction Safety.”
NCVRC also provides assistance to promote housing stability through a Supportive Services for Veterans and Families
grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs. The Veterans Housing Assistance Program (VHAP) provides case
management and financial assistance to prevent veterans from becoming homeless.
“The VHAP program is very similar to the Humboldt Housing Now program offered through Redwood Community
Action Agency and our partner agencies,” explained Amerman. “It’s part of the VA’s commitment to end veteran
homelessness by keeping vets and their families in housing and giving them the tools to maintain stable housing.”
NCVRC is located at 109 4th Street in Eureka. Veterans are invited to stop in or call 442-4322 to get help with housing
and employment training services.
NCVRC is a division of Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc. (VVC). VVC operates five sites throughout Northern
California: NCVRC in Eureka, North Bay Veterans Resource Center in Santa Rosa, Next Step Veterans Resource Center
in Menlo Park, Sacramento Veterans Resource Center, and Redding Veterans Resource Center.