4.7 Employment Strategies: Reducing Veteran Family Homelessness


Conference Presentation | February 22, 2013

Files: The Veterans Benefits Administration Moving Forward by Robert T. Reynolds (PDF | 521 KB | 12 slides) Ending Family and Youth Homelessness through Employment by Dana L. Niemela (PDF | 386 KB | 9 slides) The Homeless Veteran Supported Employment Program (HVSEP) by Carma A. Heitzmann (PDF | 1.07 MB | 19 slides)

Veterans with families who are at risk of or are currently experiencing homelessness tend to be unemployed or underemployed. This workshop will explore programs that help these veterans obtain and keep employment, as well as look at how existing employment programs can better serve their veteran family clients. Transferring military skills to the civilian market, entrepreneurship, and job development will also be covered.

  • Allison Calabro, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC (Moderator)
  • Carma Heitzmann, VA Homeless Veterans Supported Employment Program, Washington, DC
  • Dana Niemela, Denver Human Services, Denver, CO
  • Rob Reynolds, VA Benefits Assistance Services, Washington, DC