Veterans

(PLEASE NOTE: The information below is provided to help homeless individuals and families by identifying programs and organizations that may be able to assist them directly.  Resources and information provided does not in any way imply endorsement or regulation by THHI, as each program, service, and/or organization is operated by a governmental or independent entity not owned or operated by THHI. To read about THHI’s Targeted Efforts concerning Homeless Veterans, please click here. )



If you or an adult member of your household has served in the U.S. Military, we recommend that you explore the various programs offered through the VA to assist homeless veterans and their families.

The VA offers services that may assist homeless veterans with:


Shelter and Housing for Homeless Veterans

James A. Haley VA Hospital Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) programs

If you are a homeless veteran eligible for health care services, you may access services by calling the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-424-3838.  You will speak with a professional who can provide basic information and place a consult with the JAHVH HCHV Program.  You should receive a call from an HCHV staff person within one business day.  You may also call 813-979-3563 to speak with a member of the HCHV Outreach Team.  If a team member is not available, leave a message and your phone call will be returned.

James A. Haley VA Hospital is located at 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612. You will need to be enrolled at the hospital in order to access ongoing services.  (If you have been treated at Haley then you are registered).  If you are unsure if you are registered, or need to register, call Eligibility at the VA Hospital, (813) 972-2000, ext. 5902, or go to the hospital to enroll in person.

If you are enrolled in services you can ask your Primary Care social worker for resources and/or a referral to HCHV.


Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)

The SSVF Program, funded by the VA, is designed to provide a range of supportive services to assist veterans who are homeless make a successful transition to permanent housing and address barriers to stable housing for veterans with low income that are at imminent risk of becoming homeless.  If you have served in the U.S. Military, you may be eligible for SSVF assistance even if you don’t qualify for VA Healthcare.

The SSVF program is offered in Hillsborough County/Tampa by two organizations – Tampa Crossroads and St. Vincent dePaul, S. Pinellas.


Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

Operated by the Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs Office, HVRP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans obtain employment.


Other Community Programs for Homeless Veterans

There are many other programs and organizations in Hillsborough County with housing and services to assist homeless veterans.