Veterans Place of Washington Blvd.
Dedicated to Homeless Veterans
Veterans Place of Washington Boulevard, or "Veterans Place," is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to ending homelessness among Veterans in the Pittsburgh region. Founded in 1996 and located in Larimer, we strive to provide a variety of supportive services for the growing population of homeless Veterans in the Pittsburgh area. The goal of Veterans Place, working in partnership with the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System and other organizations, is to facilitate Veterans' transition from Homeless to Home, becoming engaged, valuable citizens who contribute to their communities.
The organization serve Veterans living in Pittsburgh's emergency shelters and on the streets through a Homeless Veterans Day Program. Each day, Monday through Friday, shuttles picks up Veterans at shelters throughout Pittsburgh and transports them to their Service Center. Once there, veterans are provided with breakfast, lunch, clothing, case management, referrals and services designed to address the root issues that cause homelessness, including chemical dependency and mental illness. They also provide other transportation support, including shuttle service for medical appointments and access to other community resources. By leveraging their own services with a variety of community partners to serve their clients, the program operates as a front line of services and a gateway to other programs and resources all over the Pittsburgh region.
The program also offers homeless veterans a place to live in a 48-bed Transitional Housing Program. This program provides 48 Veterans up to a 24-month stay in one of 13 townhouses on Washington Boulevard. Veterans in this program receive case management, recovery support, clothing, an on-site food pantry, employment support, and other services designed to build them toward self-sufficiency and successful independent living. With the goal of permanent housing being central to Veterans in this program, over 80% of our clients graduate successfully, one of the highest rates in the region.
Veterans Place provides homeless veterans with an array of facilities and services that build long-term residential stability, employment, sobriety and self-determination.
Penn Hills resident, Marlon Ferguson, serves as the Executive Director of Veteran's Place.