VA Palo Alto Health Care System
The Domiciliary has been conducting outreach to Veterans since its inception in 1988. Over the years our outreach team has grown in number and strength, and we currently travel to over 100 sites all over Northern California monthly.
The Homeless Outreach team visits various soup kitchens, detox facilities, shelters, churches and libraries in search of homeless Veterans needing assistance. We are able to provide them useful information in getting their basic needs met, as well as information about VA medical benefits. The information is tailored to the unique needs of each individual Veteran we encounter.
The Domiciliary initiated outreach to incarcerated Veterans in the summer of 2005 with a visit to the Veterans group at San Quentin, and quickly branching out to four state prisons and one local county jail. We are able to interface with incarcerated Veterans in order to assist them in planning for their release from incarceration.
Currently, the Domiciliary has two programs to assist incarcerated Veterans. The Health Care for Re-Entry Veterans (HCRV) program currently does outreach to 40 state prisons and fire camps. The Veteran Justice Outreach (VJO) program currently does outreach in 18 local county jails and eight Veteran Treatment Courts.
The mobile medical team provides medical care in the community at various locations around the Bay Area, Coastal regions, and Central Valley. The team has a mobile van it takes to special events that provides privacy for examinations.
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