Veteran's Assistance Center
4203 N. Nebraska Ave.
Although flawless counts are nearly impossible to obtain, the VA estimates that 107,000 Veterans are homeless on any given night nationally.
In Hillsborough County, according to the most recent census in 2011, approximately 900 of the estimated 18,000 homeless men, women, & children were Veterans. This does not include those who were at-risk.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the unemployment rate for recently discharged Veterans is nearly 3 times the national average.
Over the past 4 years, Tampa Crossroads, Inc. has assessed and provided services to over 400 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families in Hillsborough County.
Click on the links below to learn more about the following services available at our Veterans Assistance Center:
This program offers assistance to Veterans at-risk of becoming homeless. Our agency partners with the local project coordinator - the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County - to provide Case Management services.
Iraq & Afghanistan Veterans, Female Veterans, Veterans with Families, National Guard & Reserve
Short Term Financial Assistance
Security & Utility Deposits, Rent Payments, Utility Payments, & Moving Costs
Veterans are determined eligible based on their VA status. Call (813) 979-3563 for a referral from the VHPD Coordinator at the VA.
To provide job training and employment opportunities to homeless female Veterans and homeless Veterans with custodial children.
We are committed to helping individuals set goals, develop positive attitudes, and learn good work habits necessary to maintain successful employment re-entry into the workforce.
How We Can Help
The Veterans Employment Network (VEN) pro-gram is here to help you to start on a new path and optimize your ability to live independently, with pride and dignity. Let us help you to develop your strategy for success!
Our team first conducts several assessments to identify barriers to employment, prior work his-tory, existing skills, and training needs. Next, we work with you to create a customized plan to meet your employment goals.
The following services are provided according to the individual needs of each Veteran:
Frequently Asked Questions
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Contact our center at (813) 238-8557 x300 to schedule an appointment with a case manager for an intake assessment. We also accept refer-rals from other providers, such as the VA.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER THE ASSESSMENT?
The case manager will focus on your housing stability and basic needs first. You will then be referred to our life skills counselor for a job readiness assessment.
Our program staff will work with you to create an Individualized Employment Plan (IEP), which is customized according to your needs. The plan includes goal setting, job skills trainings, and a timeline for completion of all activities necessary to meet your employment goals. Our job developer will assist with employer contacts and job search support as appropriate.
WHAT WILL IT COST?
There is no cost to you. The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded Tampa Crossroads, Inc. funding (FF-HVRP grant) to provide this service free of charge to qualified Veterans. Direct financial assistance for short-term trainings, certifications, and work-related items may be provided based on need and availability of funding.
This program is designed to promote housing stability to low-income Veteran families & prevent at-risk families from becoming homeless. Our agency provides all direct service delivery in partnership with the Homeless Coalition of Hillsborough County, the program administrator.
Case Management, Employment Support, VA & Public Benefits Assistance, Housing Counseling & Search, Legal Assistance (housing stability issues), & More
Short-Term Direct Financial Assistance
Rental, Utility Payments, Security or Utility Deposits, Moving Costs, Emergency Supplies, Child Care & Transportation.
For More Information
Contact our Veterans Assistance Center at (813) 238-8557 x300.
Marie Galbraith, Programs Manager x301