A disproportionate number of homeless people in the United States are military veterans. The majority of homeless veterans suffer from mental illness, alcohol dependence
and drug addiction
, or co-occurring substance abuse and mental health disorders
. And while treatment is available for them, the symptoms of their disease can keep them on the streets for life.
Some veterans simply don’t know about the availability of treatment, or think going to several specialists would be a hassle. They know they have problems and need help. They only need someone to gently lead them to quality integrated behavioral healthcare
, and they can again be at ease.
The brain works against many of these individuals. Alcohol’s effects on the body
, drugs and mental illness can cause paranoia and hallucinations. Fears that seem baseless to those not afflicted are profound to the homeless veteran. Some are saved when caring people lead them to quality care where they can get help for all of their disorders.
Tarzana Treatment Centers can provide all of the services that homeless veterans need. We include alcohol and drug treatment
, mental health treatment
, primary medical care, housing, and HIV/AIDS treatment
services in our integrated behavioral healthcare program. The ability to receive treatment from one source helps ease the mind and offers hope to homeless veterans.
For more information please call 800-996-1051, or contact us here
The following is important information for homeless veterans. More can be found at the US Veterans Administration (VA) Homeless website. Relatives of homeless veterans may be able to help by printing this and giving it to loved ones. Some may even want to keep a copy with them and give it to the next homeless veteran they meet.
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VA offers a wide array of special programs and initiatives specifically designed to help homeless veterans live as self-sufficiently and independently as possible. In fact, VA is the only Federal agency that provides substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless persons. Although limited to veterans and their dependents, VA's major homeless-specific programs constitute the largest integrated network of homeless treatment and assistance services in the country.
VA's specialized homeless veterans treatment programs have grown and developed since they were first authorized in 1987. The programs strive to offer a continuum of services that include:
- aggressive outreach to those veterans living on streets and in shelters who otherwise would not seek assistance;
- clinical assessment and referral to needed medical treatment for physical and psychiatric disorders, including substance abuse;
- long-term sheltered transitional assistance, case management, and rehabilitation;
- employment assistance and linkage with available income supports; and
- supported permanent housing.
-- Source: http://www1.va.gov/Homeless
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Southern California Locations for Alcohol and Drug Treatment
Tarzana Treatment Centers has locations all over Southern California
in Los Angeles County and Orange County. Other than our central location in Tarzana, we have facilities in Lancaster in the Antelope Valley, Long Beach, in Northridge and Reseda in the San Fernando Valley, and in Santa Ana.