Employment Services

 
 

Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)

The HVRP program serves homeless veterans who need assistance in order to enter, re-enter, remain, or advance in the workforce. Through short-term training programs, focusing on industry recognized certifications and licenses, HVRP is committed to ensuring veterans receive the training and support needed to secure career level jobs that pay living wages. As the goal of the HVRP program is to place homeless Veterans into meaningful employment, ABCCM recognizes that the duration of services required may be several months or even a year or more.  Services may include:

  • Case management services

    • The Case Manager will conduct a face-to-face interview to determine program eligibility and will assist the Veteran in completing a career assessment at the time of admission. The Case Manager collaborates with community providers, when authorized by the Veteran, to ensure that the Veteran’s service needs are met and duplication of services is minimized. The Case Manager coordinates with the NCWorks Disabled Veteran Outreach Program Specialist to enroll Veteran in the Wagner-Peyser program. 

  • Vocational counseling

    • Most Veterans are unsure as to what occupation would best suit them after their military service.  HVRP Case Managers are trained to assist Veterans with finding that answer: Aptitude tests; education requirements/courses already achieved; narratives aligned with the Veteran’s goals and best interests in mind; previous employment or volunteer work that may have been enjoyable – pinpointing the positive. 

    • An Individualized Success Plan (ISP) is developed to track progress and goal setting between the Veteran and the Case Manager.

  • Job-driven training

    • One thing that may impede a Veteran’s progress in obtaining gainful employment is the lack of required education and/or certification.  As a Veteran enrolled in HVRP, specific job-related training and/or certifications may be paid for by the HVRP program. These trainings are discussed with the HVRP Case Manager and must be approved prior to registering.  In addition to classes, books and lab equipment may be purchased by the HVRP program as well.

  • Job search assistance

    • As a Veteran enrolled in HVRP, you will find solace in knowing that your Case Manager is there to assist you with searching for gainful employment, setting you up with a resume writing workshop, or putting you in contact with an agency in your community that can assist further with your employment searching needs.

  • Assistance with tools, clothing, fees and transportation

    • Another great tool offered to HVRP Veterans is the availability to purchase tools, clothing, certain fees, and transportation as it relates to employment.  

  • This program covers 49 North Carolina counties: Alleghany, Alexander, Ashe, Avery, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus, Caldwell, Carteret, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Columbus, Cumberland, Davidson, Davey, Duplin, Forsyth, Gaston, Graham, Harnet, Haywood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson, Lincoln, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Onslow, Pender, Polk, Robeson, Rowan, Rutherford, Sampson, Stanley, Swain, Transylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes and Yancey.