VA Cleveland Community Resource and Referral Center Open

 Two veterans, William and Larry, give out presents to homeless kids as part of the 2011 Toy Drive

The Veterans Administration announced the Cleveland Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)  is now open.  They are located at 7000 Euclid Ave., Suite 202, in the Midtown neighborhood of Cleveland.  Their hours of operation are Monday-Friday 8:00 AM-8:00PM.   This is part of the VA initiative to end homelessness in the veterans population by 2015.  We applaud this great idea and welcome it for Cleveland.   We believe that having a central intake center separated from the shelters is the right way to go.  We believe that this will be a great addition to the struggle to end veterans homelessness. 

They provide outreach services to veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.  Their CRRC team consists of social workers, case managers, vocational rehab counselors, supportive employment (HVSEP) and a medical support assistant.  The CRRC philosophy is deeply rooted in collaboration with community partners who also serve our veterans.  The community partners are invited into the CRRC to meet with veterans or provide an educational session from budgeting to dealing with landlord tenant issues.   For homeless veterans where it is clinically appropriate, the CRRC offers washer/dryer and shower facilities to assist them in moving forward.   For a consult or to speak with someone from the CRRC call:   MAIN LINE (216) 391-0264.

Brian Davis

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