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Transition in Place Housing


In TIP accommodate homeless families and individuals to live independently through a housing first model.  With the support of VOTR’s rental stipend, residents gain access to a lease in their own names after six months of saying money and paying a housing fee of 30% of their monthly salary.  This program has the capacity to accommodate up to 25 families at any one point.  The TIP facility has 14 1-bedroom units. The purpose of the TIP Program is to help our veteran’s secure permanent housing and to provide services that will equip them in becoming goal oriented, self-determined, and financially educated.

HOUSING ELIGIBILITY:  We accommodate homeless families and individuals who are able to live in an independent environment without residential or custodial staff.  With the support of VOTR’s rental stipend, families or individuals lease directly from the property owners.

SERVICES: Job training, job placement, social events, and holistic health opportunities assistance.

Supported Independent Living

HousingIn our permanent living solution, veterans live with roommates in a shared home environment with continued monitoring and help from VOTR Life Skills Trainers.

Residents have chores and maintain the facility. Each resident is expected to demonstrate respect for other residents, attend training and be prepared to make a positive change in his/her life. Room accommodations vary by location. The house mates share a common kitchen, living room, and recreation room. This is a drug-free environment that abides by the 12-step program.

Other VOTR housing solutions: 

Contracted Emergency Residential Services (CERS)

CERS provides urgent and emergent housing services for the veterans referred by the Veteran Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) are given housing for 60 days; with case management and life skills to assist them in identifying a better quality of life. This is a 24 bed additional information contact info@vetsontherise.org or 202-388-4090.

Severely Mentally Ill (SMI)

SMI provides 13 beds to the Department of Veteran Affairs Medical Center in Washington, DC for severely mentally ill veterans requiring housing and supportive services to become stable. Veterans may stay in this program for up to 6 months. Referrals are accepted only from the VAMC. Honorable discharge is required. Please refer questions to info@vetsontherise.org or 202-388-4090.

Supportive Independent Living (SIL)

SIL is designed to provide housing and supportive services to veterans, non-veterans, and their families. SIL is a permanent housing program model in which consumers will be housed in community style living or single apartment dwellings.  Customers pay a program fee that is directly related to the cost of the housing provided.  This program has a Phase 2 in which a consumer transitions to paying Fair Market Rate Rent (FMR) with supportive services continuing until no longer needed.  For more information please contact info@vetsontherise.org or 202-388-4090.


Mentoring Program

6-12 month vocational and educational mentorship program

With funding from the Department of Justice, we can now assist both previously incarcerated and/or homeless veterans in Washington, DC.

We align our veteran mentees, with companies willing to provide trauma-informed apprenticeships, journeymen experiences, and actual work experience.  The mentees obtain access to city education programs, work opportunities and apprenticeships. The mentors act as champions to assist our veterans in their transitions.  If you would like to learn more about the VOTR Mentoring Program please contact us at info@vetsontherise.org.


Mental Health & Social Services

Our veterans receive Diagnostic Needs Assessment, Life Skills & Coping Strategies, Case Management with 6 Months Follow-up, and job training.

Other needs-based services include:

Community Intervention,  Assertive Community Treatment, Substance Abuse Prevention/Intervention/Group Counseling, Behavior Modification, Anger Management, Domestic Violence, SISTA (Sisters Informing Sisters about Topics on AIDS), Therapies: Individual,  Family, Group, Somatic, Trauma, Mindfulness, and Play


Every veteran graduating or exiting from VOTR Programs is offered 90 days of Aftercare service which include touch points from VOTR case managers and other staff via phone or in person a minimum of four times per month during the 90-day period.  Upon completion of the 90 Aftercare period, the VOTR Alumni Council continues to conduct outreach touch points to VOTR graduates via phone calls and Alumni Council Events.