SEICAA's Veterans Services is available to military veterans who are homeless or are in danger of becoming homeless. SEICAA employs a case manager who works primarily with this population to empower them to overcome barriers to self-sufficiency. The obstacles that veterans face may be in the form of mental illness, chemical dependency, substance abuse, P.T.S. Syndrome, and isolation. SEICAA's case manager is trained extensively in recognizing veterans' issues and works with them by making referrals to appropriate services and medical personnel. Assisting the veteran to attain a self-reliant life.
In 1991, the Veterans Services program was recognized nationally for its efforts to assist veterans who face barriers in integrating into society's mainstream population. It has also earned the distinction of being unique in the State of Idaho.
Freedom LZ Veterans ShelterPocatello, Idaho
SEICAA's Freedom LZ shelter is available to military veterans who for one reason or another are homeless. Crisis intervention and case management are provided to the veterans so they can make informed decisions regarding the services needed to enable them to secure employement and move to the community of their choice in permanent housing. Each participant in the Veteran Services Program completes an entrance and exit plan. The plan will state the goals they want to attain, and the resources they will need and use to reach their goals. All support services will be specific to each participant's needs, and will be provided by SEICAA programs, the Vet Center, Job Service and other community service providers.
Each Veteran has a different set of circumstances that will determine how long they stay in the program. Their stay may be for only a few weeks to a year or more, depending on the number of services they need to complete their plan.
Jefferson House Transitional HousingPocatello, Idaho
Jefferson House is a transitional living facility for participants of the SEICAA Veterans Service Program. The facility is designed to be self-supporting, and internal operations are the responsibility of all residents. Veterans who live at Jefferson House have demonstrated they are capable of living in an environment that requires self-discipline and decision-making skills that are needed to live independently in the community.
All residents in the Jefferson House have a written plan stating their goals and timelines when their goals will be attained. The length of stay at Jefferson House is determined by the resident and case manager.
The Jefferson House has been remodeled and is now totally wheelchair accessible. Entrances, kitchen amenities, bathroom facitlities and other essential housing needs have been upgraded to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act.