PNS operates one of the most successful veterans’ transitional housing programs in the United States, working in partnership with the Veterans Administration (VA) to: secure and retain employment for homeless veteran clients; move them into permanent housing; and eliminate or minimize barriers to continued self-sufficiency.
Thirty-two veterans are housed in dormitory style settings within the Patriot House, and thirty-two others sleep on emergency cots, while waiting for an available space in the program. The Patriot House was opened in 2008 when the VA recognized the need to serve more homeless veterans and provided a grant for partial funding of the building.
The Patriot House is an extensive renovation of an existing building, located a block north of the Main Shelter, and nearly doubled the number of homeless veterans the Presbyterian Night Shelter serves. The Patriot House is a semi-private, transitional housing program for homeless veterans, which will prepare veterans for permanent, independent housing within 24 months.
Clients who live in the 5,200-square-foot Patriot House function in a more independent manner. They prepare their own meals, and have separate recreation, and as well as access to showers, laundry services and a computer lab.
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