Veterans Helping Veterans and Homeless People – Providing a HAND-UP, Not a HAND-OUT

Programs

Transitional Housing – Operation Dignity operates 136 transitional housing units with extensive services for homeless male and female veterans and their families as well as homeless individuals with mental health challenges. Residents benefit from housing up to 18 months, combined with comprehensive supportive services. Residents are intensively supported to attain their goals and rebuild their lives. Supportive services include: case management counseling, peer-to-peer groups, financial counseling, benefits advocacy, acupuncture to reduce PTSD and referrals to mental and medical health care.

Transitional housing is offered at:
House of Dignity Oakland
Dignity Commons Alameda
Ashby House Berkeley

Permanent Housing – Operation Dignity designed and operates 39 permanent family housing units at Shinsei Gardens in Alameda Point, which has won numerous green awards.

Mobile Outreach – Operation Dignity provides field case management, essential items (food, hygiene kits, blankets, clothing) for 90-125 homeless individuals daily at: multiple homeless encampments, the street, parks and freeway underpasses in Oakland. Our crew provides intensive support to chronically homeless individuals to encourage them to seek shelter, medical services, safe housing and overall stability. We go out five nights a week to support homeless individuals with their survival needs.

Winter Shelter – The winter shelter is now open for the season with limited beds available through Operation Dignity. We have served 150 homeless veterans since opening in August 2011.

Acupuncture Clinic – Operation Dignity has recently established a free acupuncture clinic for residents, led by an experienced acupuncturist who has researched the benefits of acupuncture to reduce post-traumatic stress disorder and pain among veterans.

Supportive Services for Veterans Families – Operation Dignity provides
outreach, case management and services linkages, with the goal of
housing over 200 homeless and at risk for homeless veterans and their
families annually.

Rapid Re-Housing Program – Provide outreach for the City of Oakland’s housing program to benefit 135 persons living in homeless encampments, displaced youth and persons exiting the criminal justice system annually.

Rental Assistance – Provide rental assistance to benefit 100 homeless and low-income families annually.

Providing emergency and transitional housing to homeless veterans in Alameda county,
including Oakland, Berkeley, Fremont, Hayward, Newark, San Leandro, and Union City.
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