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Transitional Housing

VA New Jersey Healthcare Campus

Our Hope for Veterans Transitional Housing Program, located at the VA New Jersey Healthcare Campus in Lyons NJ, has helped more than 1,000 veterans overcome homelessness and despair since 2004.

Our transitional housing programs provide a safe place for veterans to address the issues that led to their homelessness

Our Hope for Veterans® Transitional Housing is a 95-bed transitional housing program for homeless veterans located on the Lyons VA campus. We also operate the Alfred J. Thomas Home for Veterans, an 8-bed program in Bergen County New Jersey.

Opened in 2004 as the largest and most comprehensive program for homeless veterans in New Jersey, Hope for Veterans has received national acclaim for succeeding in helping thousands of veterans who had fallen upon hard times. This program is open to both veterans in need of mental health clinical services and/or veterans needing a temporary place to reside until they can access apartments they have secured.

During their tenure in the program, veterans are encouraged to achieve sustained independence and financial self-sufficiency by working towards goals created by each of them.

Community Hope provides the following intensive services:

  • Individual and group mental health therapy and counseling.
  • Transitional housing for three to nine months that typically ends in graduation to permanent housing
  • Recovery services for individuals experiencing substance use and mental illnesses including depression, post-traumatic stress, anxiety, and other conditions
  • Case management services that focus on veteran engagement and linkage to services and supports that promote wellness and recovery
  • Access to employment opportunities, educational resources, career support services, and an on-site computer lab
  • Individual and group counseling with clinicians and peer led support groups
  • Access to pro bono legal support for a variety of law related issues
  • Maximizing access to benefits and entitlements and counseling in budgeting skills to enhance financial self-sufficiency
  • Permanent housing planning and housing search support

To download a referral form for our Hope for Veterans® Program, please click here.

To make a referral

Call 201-643-7799 or email at to get more information. Please complete our referral form and email it to

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