The CHALENG Event and the Veterans Administration

The Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) and the VA Supportive Housing (VASH) Programs hope that you will be able to join us for our annual Community Homelessness Assessment, Local Education and Networking Group (CHALENG) meeting.

If you are a new attendee to this meeting, here is some information for you.  The VA has attempted to address the problems of Homeless Veterans on a national level through a broad range of programs known collectively as HCHV.  The central goal is to reduce homelessness among Veterans through outreach and community partnerships.  In order to effectively treat Homeless Veterans, we will ask you to complete a CHALENG survey at the end of our meeting.

We would be pleased if you could join us for this year’s CHALENG meeting.  It will be held on Thursday, September 9 from 9AM to 4:00PM in Building 61 (VISN), Room 120. Please be sure to RSVP, to Donna Teas at 781.687.2374, so that we can be sure to have enough lunch for everyone!  Please RSVP no later than Tuesday, September 7.

We are excited that John O’Brien, from the US Interagency Council on Homelessness, will be presenting an overview of the Federal Five Year Plan to End Homelessness Among Veterans.  We will provide overviews of the Bedford VAMC and Boston VAMC plans.  Additionally, there will be presentations on Housing First and how it is being successfully implemented in MA.  We invite you to bring brochures, posters, and business cards to share with each other.  Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 781.687.2374.  We look forward to seeing you!

Here is the link to the CHALENG report from 2009 – we are in VISN 1.


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