Grant and Per Diem – Bridge Housing

Bridge is a short term transitional housing program for veterans that have a permanent housing intervention and need short term housing until their unit is secured. Veterans will reside in CVAF leased properties and are provided case management services to help them identify and treat the issues that caused their homelessness. The goals of the program are to assist the veteran with residential stability, increase their skills levels andor income, and obtain greater self determination. By definition, this is not an emergency shelter.

Maximum number of beds available: 26

Eligibility:

  • Veterans must be homeless or at-risk to qualify,
  • Veterans must have served on active military duty with other than dishonorable discharge,
  • A referral will be completed and medical, mental health, substance abuse and criminal history will be reviewed for appropriate placement,
  • Veteran does not have to have an income at time of intake.

Veteran Commitment:

  • Case management,
  • Weekly one-on-one meetings,
  • Participate in daily living skill classes,
  • Participate in Employment and Training Program and/or apply for state or federal benefits,
  • Attend bi-monthly Town Hall meetings,
  • Agree to follow program policies and procedures,
  • Must participate in volunteer activities.

Who to contact for more information:  Referrals start with our Case Manager at the Resource and Referral Center at (661) 829-5908

Program Director: Marianela Rios

Funding Source: US Department of Veterans Affairs, Grant and Per Diem Program