MILITARY & VETERANS AFFAIRS
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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

Kryn P. Westhoven at 609-530-6950/

cell 609-902-1758

IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(10 Oct., 2013)

 

 

 

Media Advisory

 

Veterans Haven receives donation

of van from

Veterans of Foreign Wars

 


WHO/WHAT: The state Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) will donate a van for Veterans Haven participants to use in getting to and from work as the facility rededicates a plaque honoring Lt. Col. Steven Wilfing, the founder of the transitional housing program for homeless veterans.

 

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 13 at 12-noon

 

WHERE: Veterans Haven, 202 Spring Garden Rd, Winslow, 08095

                                   

DETAILS: New Jersey has among its homeless population an estimated 7,000 to 8,000 veterans of the United States Armed Forces. Our nation and our State, grateful for its hard won freedom and democracy, owes a special debt to veterans. That there are so many falling through the gaps in our society is a call to action. We must restore dignity and purpose to those who so unselfishly laid their lives on the line for our country.

The military teaches us to retrieve our wounded and bring them home. The Veterans Transitional Housing Program (VETERANS HAVEN) aims to meet this challenge on the streets, in the shelters and at the front lines of human existence where our brothers and sisters find themselves in their time of greatest need.

The Veterans Transitional Housing Program (Veterans Haven) is a New Jersey State operated facility for homeless veterans. After being medically evaluated at a VA Medical Center, eligible veterans must agree to a long-term program focusing on psychological, social and vocational rehabilitation.

Veterans Haven is a drug and alcohol free program and residents must abide by this zero tolerance rule while enrolled. Random testing for both is constantly performed and violators are immediately involuntarily discharged from the program.

The program is divided into three phases: Treatment (TR), Self-Reclamation (SR) and Community Reintegration (CR)

Each phase lasts from three to six months and is tailored to individual treatment needs and vocational interests. Veterans completing the program return to vocations which will support them for years to come.


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