About 12 percent of all homeless adults have served in the U.S. armed forces. Some of those veterans may be disabled with a diagnosis of post traumatic stress disorder or another combat related illness that makes it difficult to remain successfully employed or retain stable housing.
To address those needs, Lutheran Services Carolinas provides transitional housing for homeless veterans and veterans at risk of homelessness in cooperation with the W.J.B. Dorn V.A. Hospital in Columbia, SC.
The two LSC transitional housing programs help veterans secure employment and benefits, obtain transportation to and from medical appointments and job interviews, receive counseling services, and reintegrate into the community. The objective is to provide these veterans with safety, stability, and the support they need to transition them to independent living as soon as possible. Follow up services are provided to the veterans by LSC staff, as well as the partner organizations.
Just One Story - Angels House
The word "shelter" is sometimes used to describe Angel’s House. But the word doesn’t do justice to this transitional home for female veterans in Columbia, S.C.
Kinard Manor – Greenwood, South Carolina
Kinard Manor provides transitional housing for up to 10 male veterans who have been homeless or are at risk of homelessness. Residents are referred through the W.J.B. Dorn V.A. Hospital in Columbia, SC.
Angels House – Columbia, South Carolina
Angels House provides similar housing for up to six female veterans. Residents are also referred through the W.J.B. Dorn V.A. Hospital in Columbia, SC.
To learn more about LSC programs for homeless veterans, email veterans@LSCarolinas.net or call 1-800-HELPING.