Union Gospel Mission - Veterans Program

In February 2009, the Union Gospel Mission became a recipient of the Veteran’s Administration Per Diem Program. Through this program, administered by the Dallas VA, veterans who are “formerly homeless or in danger of becoming homeless” are sent to the Mission to live in a transitional living environment for up to two years. UGM is approved to have up to 40 individuals living here at any one time. Since the beginning of the program, there have been between 34-40 veterans living at the Mission at any given time.

UGM VA PER DIEM PROGRAM HAS THREE GOALS

  • Increase the veteran’s income potential
  • Establish residential stability
  • Promote self-determination

These goals are achieved through:

  • Crisis stabilization
  • Substance Abuse Counseling
  • Case Management
  • Transportation and clothing assistance
  • Faith based counseling (upon request)

Eligibility

Career Phase:
  • Veterans
  • Retired Military
  • Transitioning Military
Discharges Allowed:
  • Honorable
Military Branch:
  • No Requirement
Programs for Family Members:
Service Counties:
  • Dallas
Services Category:
  • Housing - Supportive or Independent
  • MH - Substance Abuse and Therapy
VA Disability Rating Requirement:
  • No Disability Requirement
Vet Plus:
  • No Requirement
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