No one who served our country
should have to live on the street.
Vets are more likely than others to struggle with financial and health issues that can lead to homelessness.
But the federal government and the state of Connecticut have worked hard to end long-term vet homelessness.
In 2015-16, five percent of our guests were vets. This number is down from 11 percent a few years ago. We work closely with them to make sure they know about all the benefits and assistance for which they’re eligible.
HHC's Vet House
With help from the Veterans Administration, we bought and renovated a transitional house on Mountain Avenue in New London. This house is solely for vets. Each veteran has a room of their own in an apartment shared with others. About 23 vets live there during a typical year. A case manager helps each vet plan a rapid transition to permanent housing.
In addition, vets have priority for placement at our Edward Good House, which offers inexpensive shared living on Steward Street in New London.
Several of our employees, including our shelter manager and property manager, are vets.
Some of the recent residents of our Vet House in New London.