On June 10, 2015, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) launched a new program to provide community-based employment services for job-ready veterans exiting homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. The program, called Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES), embeds a community employment coordinator (CEC) at each VA Medical Center (VAMC). The CEC works with local employers, local workforce development organizations, and existing VA employment programs to develop suitable jobs based on a participant veteran’s skills and abilities.
VA Secretary Robert A. McDonald said the HVCES program is a key component of the VA’s overall strategy . . .