In 2014, Reach Services saw the short comings of services offered to Veterans in the Wabash Valley, out of that need Reach Veterans Services was born. Since that time, additional services have been established and extended to the community. That same year funds were raised, property was purchased, and 6 apartments were specifically built and furnished for aiding homeless and at risk Veterans in need. Reach Veteran Services also began operating a 2-bedroom Veterans shelter at our at 621 Poplar St location that has to date housed over 350 individuals while they received intense case management from our staff of on-site case managers.
We offer food assistance to veterans which is fueled by donations from the community.
So far in 2021, we have assisted over 160 homeless or at-risk veterans secure permanent stable housing.
Contact us today to learn more about our case management and referral services.
Annually REACH Veteran Services hosts and participates in Operation Vanguard, a homelessness challenge we host in November. This is our greatest outreach effort of the year, as we invite community members, veterans, politicians, and business people to come out and experience the harsh living conditions, and low morale that living out of doors in November bring. We find that individuals who have endured even a single night of the homelessness challenge have a very different opinion of homelessness when they leave Operation Vanguard.
Since February 2017, Reach Veterans Services, and Intecare SSVF have been working together to create a “one stop shop” for veterans in our community. The combined resources of Intecare’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Grant along with Reach Services’ non-for profit flexibility; will allow us to swiftly and effectively meet our consumer’s needs on a broader scape.
IDVA National Guard Reserve Grant
Since October 2019 Reach Veterans Services, and Indiana Department of Veteran Affairs (IDVA) have been working together to assist more Veterans in our community. The combined resources of the IDVA Grant along with Reach Services’ non-for profit flexibility; will allow us to swiftly and effectively meet the needs of the National Reservist in our community.
We have assisted over 200 this year veterans who were in need of case management services and direct aid (Ie assistance filing grants providing household items, food, or hygiene items)
Some of the services we provide:
Emergency housing assistance
Emergency Homeless Shelter
Income Based Housing
Peer support (one on one & group settings)
Assistance in obtaining VA benefits
Housing counseling & assistance with housing searches
Transportation services relating to stabilizing housing
Utility-fee payment assistance
Deposits (security or utility)
Moving costs (moving assistance and storage costs)
Transportation (bus passes and car repairs)
General housing stability assistance (bedding/mattresses, application fees, costs associated with gaining employment, etc.)
Assistance with acquisition of service dogs and training for Veterans with PTSD/I & TBI
Food & Clothing Assistance
Child care services as it relates to stabilizing housing
Reach Veterans Services Hours
Mon-Thurs: 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fridays: 9:00am - 12:00pm
Ext. 202 or 207
621 Poplar Street
Terre Haute, IN 47807