VLP operates two Emergency Housing Programs: Project Journey for Women and Project Journey for Men.
When Veterans and their families face an emergency housing crisis, VLP can intervene by providing safe and quiet apartments for a temporary time through our Project Journey programs.
PROJECT JOURNEY FOR WOMEN
Project Journey is a unique housing model that provides immediate shelter to women Veterans for 30-90 days while offering intensive case management services. Our Project Journey case manager works with women on a detailed plan to secure safe and affordable housing, viable employment and connections to other essential services. Project Journey has seven fully-furnished apartments located throughout Allegheny County.
Project Journey first launched in 2013 when VLP noticed a need to help women Veterans and their families who were finding themselves in difficult situations and facing homelessness, near homelessness, or unemployment. Project Journey for Women is funded by United for Women through United Way of Southwestern Pennsylvania.
PROJECT JOURNEY FOR MEN
Similar to Project Journey for Women, Project Journey for Men provides temporary apartments to single male Veterans with children for 30-90 days while offering intensive case management services. VLP expanded Project Journey in February 2015 at its ribbon cutting ceremony at a duplex in Brentwood. Thanks to funding from Duquesne Light and support from community partners, Project Journey for Men has three fully-furnished apartments set aside in Allegheny County to offer to Veterans free of charge whenever they experience a financial crisis or unforeseen circumstance that requires assistance.
Veterans assisted through the Project Journey program must be living in Allegheny County. For more information on eligibility and availability, please call VLP’s offices at (412) 481-8200 to make an appointment.