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Employment Assistance Guide for Service Providers Helping Homeless Veterans

National Coalition of Homeless Veterans
333 1/2 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
Contact: 202-546-1969, 1-800-VET-HELP,

Produced through a Department of Labor-Veterans' Employment and Training Service technical assistance grant, "Employment Assistance Guide" serves as a quick reference resource to assist government agencies, community-based organizations, social workers, case managers and other who help homeless veterans prepare for and obtain employment.

Homeless Court: Helping to Remove Veterans' Barriers to Employment
National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

"Homeless Court" helps service providers institute the Homeless Court Program (HCP) – a collaboration between the court and homeless shelters and service agencies in which clients' participation in program activities is recognized as "payment" for mostly minor offenses – in their communities. In the manual, Steve Binder, founder of the nation’s first Homeless Court, provides a step-by-step strategy for implementation and relates some of his experiences with the program.

The 36-page manual features a list of legal resources, sample HCP materials, and information on the American Bar Association’s Homeless Court policy and its Commission on Homelessness & Poverty.

National Center for PTSD
Department of Veterans Affairs
Contact: 802-296-6300,

The National Center for PTSD is the center of excellence for research and education on the prevention, understanding and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Although the Center provides no direct clinical care, it conducts cutting-edge research and applies the resultant findings to "advance the science and promote understanding of traumatic stress." Resources include fact sheets and videos for veterans, as well as tools to help providers and researchers with assessment and treatment of PTSD, one of the signature wounds of the current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.

National Veterans Legal Services Program
PO Box 65762
Washington, DC 20035
Contact: 202-265-8305,

The National Veterans Legal Services Program serves men and women veterans through advocacy and training, education and publications, and pro bono litigation. Publications include "Veterans Benefits Manual," which helps veterans and their families obtain benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and "Basic Training Correspondence Course in Veterans Benefits."

Planning for Your Release: A Guide for Incarcerated Veterans
National Coalition of Homeless Veterans

"Planning for Your Release" serves as a tool for corrections, social services and federal agency personnel who are helping incarcerated veterans prepare for their release from correctional facilities. A wealth of contact information is provided – including a list of current and recent President’s Prisoner Re-entry Initiative grantees – as well as tips on letter-writing, filling out forms, and a timeline for when certain actions should be taken prior to release.

Veterans can learn how to apply for VA benefits, where to look for affordable housing, how to find employment training programs and job placement assistance, where to obtain medical and mental health services, and who is available to provide counseling and other assistance in their communities.

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