Hope Hall is a transitional housing facility that utilizes the Safe Haven Model. The program is designed to reach men and women who have been living on the streets for some time and have, for a variety of reasons including mental illness and substance abuse, been unable to find success within the general shelter system.
Hope Hall works in collaboration with the Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital. This collaborative effort allows us to better identify, engage, assess, and encourage Veterans to achieve overall stability and long-term self-sufficiency. Hope Hall has 14 beds (12 male and 2 female) for Veterans. We offer 24-hour staff support, healthy meals, laundry facility, community computers, therapy groups, and case management. Additionally, we offer linkages and referrals to medical, mental health, financial and many other services.
Hope Hall follows a low threshold / low demand philosophy to create an environment of trust, dignity, and respect. The Hope Hall model involves a carefully braided set of interventions that leverage the benefits of one-on-one counseling along with the extremely therapeutic benefit of participating in a peer-driven learning environment in which the entire community is organized around core goals of self-improvement and recovery.
Property Features Include:
Two single occupancy beds per room with foot lockers, community kitchen and community television room, patio area, wired for high speed WiFi internet access, resource center with two computer stations, support services office and laundry facilities. 12 male beds and 2 female beds.
Program features include:
- General Life Skills coaching offered on-site including: home maintenance, healthy meal planning, fitness, financial literacy, basic computer literacy, job search and resume assistance, and general health coaching.
- Access to an on-site social worker.
- Access to veteran specific volunteer opportunities.
- Social opportunities including: game night, movie night, craft night, art therapy, and community celebrations.
- Connection to a wide referral network including work training programs, addiction recovery programs, benefits councilors, and Veteran Administration resources.
Interested Veterans must be homeless, have an honorable or general discharge under honorable conditions and mental illness and/or substance use disorder diagnosis. Interested Veterans will also need to present to Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital for assessment and referral.