Single Stop is partnering with the Robin Hood Foundation through its Veterans Initiative to bring our ‘one-stop’, comprehensive, peer-based service to help veterans and their families in New York City. Robin Hood’s Veterans Initiative is dedicated to lifting veterans out of poverty by helping them get all the support services they need, such as housing, health care and jobs. Our innovative, cost-effective approach uses peers, veterans serving veterans, who are situated at two of our community-based partners and five strategically placed new locations. Through this initiative we help veterans and their families access public benefits, veteran’s benefits, jobs, housing, mental health, education, and other social services at one location.
We are collaborating with Mission Continues, an organization that arranges six-month fellowships for post 9/11 veterans. The Mission Continues Fellows participate in Single Stop intensive training and utilize our unique Benefits Enrollment Network (BEN) to assess eligibility for benefits; and explain how one benefit or service might negatively impact another. The Fellows also make targeted referrals to other community-based providers, and will follow-up to make certain that benefits and services are received.
Open to all veterans regardless of service era or discharge status, this program is especially critical for those returning from Iraq and Afghanistan. It can be difficult and time-consuming for returning veterans and their families to sort through all the various benefits and access the resources and programs that they need to thrive. Our veterans services include the entire household, spouses, grandparents, children, and other family members to ensure that the whole family receives the critical services they need.
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