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California Veterans Assistance Foundation Bakersfield

729 Decatur St
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 399-2490




Class of Housing: Transitional Housing

General Information:

Transitional housing program for military veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Providing Vocational Assessment and Training, Case Management, Housing Assistance upon completing program.

Any man or woman who has served on active duty in the U.S. Military at anytime. Service dates will be confirmed.The Veteran will be assessed, by staff, over a 7-day period, for admissions or appropriate referral.The Veteran is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless at time of application.The Veteran must be motivated to seek employment, apply for disability/pension or enroll in an educational training program.The Veteran's medical and mental condition must be stable.The Veteran must be willing to work with a case manager and clinical staff to establish an individual case plan and comply with program policy and procedures.The Veteran must manage his/her own medication.The Veteran must commit to alcohol and drug free living.Veterans accepted into the program will be assessed a program fee equal to 30% of adjusted net income earned while enrolled. Fees Variable fees. Veterans accepted into the program will be assessed a program fee equal to 30% of adjusted net income earned while enrolled.

Fees may apply for this Transitional Housing resource. Contact California Veterans Assistance Foundation with the contact information we provided to get full details. Oftentimes you can apply for sliding scale fee payment or other options if you are low income. You will need to speak with them to see if you qualify.

Website: http://www.cavaf.org/

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Helpful Definitions For California Veterans Assistance Foundation Bakersfield:

Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.

Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.

Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.



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