VETERANS EMERGENCY SHELTER
Shirley Furman and her team provide renovations and repairs to the Veterans Emergency Shelter
LINK’s Veterans Emergency Shelter began in 2009 because of the growing number of homeless veterans living on the streets. This program is a partnership with the Veterans Administration Medical Center who have assisted LINK in ensuring your needs are met during your stay.
LINK provides meals, shelter and transportation during a stay at one of our homes. We are also able to offer you the opportunity to shop at LINK’s Clothing Closet, engage in support services, recreational outings, wellness sessions at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, weekly house meetings, and assistance with obtaining benefits or employment assistance. Your goals are supported throughout your stay with us. Each house has individual bedrooms and ample room to utilize computers, telephone, day courses, etc. Lastly, during your stay you will work towards accessing your own permanent housing, prior to discharge.
All Veterans who enter and complete the program are found permanent housing solutions.
Assisted Living Research Institute: Works with a group of medical professionals here at Assisted Living and based on conversations we have had with communities across the US, one of the common challenges that came up was finding proper care options for veterans and those living with disabilities. So we created a dedicated section on our site that provides comprehensive information on topics like, available care options, financial support, and free resources that are available from each state. You can see the entire guide here: https://www.assistedliving.org/assisted-living-benefits-for-veterans
As we age, our cognitive skills decline, which can be hazardous for driving, with over 700 older adult drivers injured in car accidents each day. For senior drivers, it may be hard to acknowledge when it’s time to stop driving, but it is crucial to have these challenging conversations about unsafe driving. Bankrate has created a guide that offers detailed information on how to talk to seniors in your life about driving. You can view the guide here: https://www.bankrate.com/insurance/car/time-to-stop-driving/
Mesothelioma Fund: Our site offers free services for veterans and their families dealing with the cost and treatment for mesothelioma cancer. Unfortunately asbestos exposure was unavoidable for millions of veterans.
The Mesothelioma Center: Nearly one-third of annual mesothelioma cases are former service-members due to the use of asbestos in many different military applications and equipment. Not only are our information and services all free to use, but we also help veterans navigate the complicated VA claims process.
Help.org Military Veterans Substance Abuse and Addiction Awareness: Military Veterans Substance Abuse and Addiction Awareness that provides comprehensive information on substance abuse statistics among veterans, governmental programs that offers treatment, and steps that veterans can take to get the help that they need.