Wellness, Guidance, and Accountability
At Veteran's Place, everyone has a voice and a role
Each resident has a voice in our community and a role to play in operating and maintaining their housing. We strive to make the Veteran’s Place feel like a home, not a shelter, or an institution. Every resident is assigned household chores consistent within his ability. Our communal living and homelike atmosphere encourage residents to help
each other with tasks such as cleaning their rooms and preparing meals, as well as socializing. Residents also volunteer to work together to plan and prepare the weekend meals. We accomplish this through program meetings three times per week, during which residents freely offer suggestions, raise concerns, and work to support each other. These meetings also provide a venue for residents to learn of volunteer opportunities, for the coordination of rides and drivers, for scheduling needs, and for procedure and policy discussions.
Our staff maintains an open-door policy for those residents reluctant to speak in a group setting. We value our residents' perspective and include both former and current residents as full voting members of our Board of Directors, thereby allowing them to participate in making the highest-level decisions affecting the residence. Over the past ten years, we have had five former residents become contributing staff members before moving on to other opportunities. They served in the roles of dinner chef, overnight and weekend staff coverage, and facility manager.
newly transitioned resident
“Having arrived at Veterans' Place in February 2018, I was greeted by a very friendly staff that had my interests as their goal. Upon arrival, I was asked to write a Goals Plan on which to base my stay. In July 2018 I was admitted to WRJ VAMC for surgery. After my recovery, I was greeted back at TVPI in August. At that point, the staff assisted me in applying for SSDI. In December I was awarded 100% disability, thus completing another of my goals. From August 2018 to June 2019 I dedicated my time to finding suitable housing to meet my medical needs along with giving back to TVPI as best as I could. I strongly support the TVPI’s mission and their excellent assistance for the Veterans fortunate enough to come through the front doors and leave a better person afterward.” - Tom Wright, newly transitioned resident
Ready to apply?
Contact us and our staff will work with you to determine if you or an interested applicant is eligible for our services. Call (802) 485-8874.
Please Note: As a result of COVID-19 and for the foreseeable future, we are only accepting veteran applications from the White-River Junction service area. If you are unsure of your eligibility, please contact us.