Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

Description: The purpose of HVRP is to provide services to assist homeless veterans with meaningful employment within the labor force and to address the complex problems facing homeless veterans. CVAF provides a case management approach that directly assists homeless veterans as well as provide linkages to a variety of supportive services available in Kern County. The program is "employment focused" and veterans receive the employment and training services they need to re-enter the labor force.

Eligibility:

  • Veteran must be homeless or at-risk (according to the McKinney-Vento definition). If the veteran finds housing during services, they will no longer be eligible,
  • Veteran must be employable and unemployed/underemployed (the veteran may be working, but their income falls below the area median income).
  • Must have proof of veteran status (DD214, VA ID card or HINQ).

Services:

  • Job Placement,
  • Training,
  • Job Development,
  • Career Counseling,
  • Resume Preparation,
  • Clothing,
  • Housing Assistance,
  • Referrals to medical and substance abuse treatment,
  • Transportation Assistance.

Veterans Commitment:

  • Case Management,
  • Employment Classes,
  • Follow up to include employment verification after placement.

Who to contact for more information: Referrals start with our Case Manager at the Resource and Referral Center (661) 323-5637.

Program Director: Heather Kimmel

Funding Source: US Department of Labor