Features of the P.E.E.R.S. Recovery Homes For Veterans
•Provide a safe and affordable long-term recovery housing for veterans.
•Develop an individualized strength-based plan of recovery for each veteran.
•Provide educational and case management services.
•Provide clinical services and peer group therapy as needed.
•Increase job skills and training.
•Assistance with job placement.
•Improve income stability.
•Assist program residents with securing permanent housing and achieve self-sufficiency.
•Fully equipped kitchen
•Private showers and bath area
•Central heating and air
•Cable TV with movie and sports channels
•WiFi and Internet
•Washers and dryers
•Some meals provided
•Surveillance camera monitoring
A “Veteran’s Community” is P.E.E.R.S. focus. Everything necessary for daily living is available on-site, and available at no cost to the veteran, to include: three community rooms, exercise bikes, a neighborhood environment with sidewalks for exercise, laundry facilities (including laundry soap) resource room (computers, and internet access), weekly medical nurse visits for blood pressure and vitals, education in nutritious meal preparation, transportation, barber services, slightly used clothing closet, an off-site computer training lab and substance use recovery support services, including group sessions focusing on maintaining sobriety and life-skills. P.E.E.R.S. hosts pro-social activities on a regular basis to encourage camaraderie and to maintain morale; these include bowling, movies, cook outs, parties, etc.
A sober living environment is maintained. Veterans generally stay from three to six months before transitioning to permanent housing. P.E.E.R.S. has future plans to establish community partnerships with various agencies to provide permanent single occupancy housing for veterans who successfully complete the P.E.E.R.S. long-term recovery program.