2024-2025 Department of Michigan Homeless Veteran Program

The purpose of the Department Homeless Veteran Program is to raise awareness among the veteran community and the community at large about the homeless veteran problem in the State of Michigan, to provide ideas for community involvement to serve the homeless population, and to provide resources for referral assistance. 

2024-2025 Homeless Veteran Program 

Housing Assistance Resources:
VA Homeless HUD-VASH Program
Homeless Shelter Directory by Community in Michigan
Listing of Homeless Shelters by Community in Michigan
Michigan Homeless Referral list by County (MSHDA Housing Assessment and Resource Agency)
State of Michigan Homeless Services
Food Insecurity Assistance Resources:
Food Pantries in Michigan by Community
Food Bank Council of Michigan Agencies and Locations
Stand Downs: VA Homeless Veteran Stand Down Schedule. Stand Downs are typically one- to three-day events during which VA staff and volunteers provide food, clothing and health screenings to homeless and at-risk Veterans. In addition, Veterans also receive referrals for health care, housing solutions, employment, substance use treatment, mental health counseling and other essential services. Click here to find the next Stand Down event in your area
Regional Standdowns and Veteran Resource Fairs (click on event for available flyers):
St Clair Shores, MI - July 23, 2024 - VFW Post 1146
Lansing, MI - August 7, 2024 - Volunteers of America 
Shelby Township, MI - August 19, 2024 - VFW Post 4659
Holland, MI - August 23, 2024 - multiple organizations
Ingham - Clinton - Eaton County - October 5 - Capital Area VCAT (no Flyer yet)
Do you have a resource for homeless veterans near you? Please fill out this Homeless Veteran Program Resource Form so we can share it with veterans in need.

Homeless Veteran Program Director
Barbara Locke
6 S. Hart St.
Hart, MI  49420

Statewide News

News & Info from your department

Gary Brown named VFW Michigan Member of the Year

Past Department Commander Ray Lopez presented Gary Brown with the VFW Department of Michigan Member of the Year Award at the organization's annual State Convention June 1, 2024.

VFW Michigan Riders Group shares Motorcycle Safety Tips

In preparation for riding season, VFW Michigan Riders Group Director Charlie Cline shares some tips on safety while operating a motorcycle this summer.

National News

Important info from National VFW

VFW National Commander Denounces Political Violence

WASHINGTON - "The democracy that we hold dear, the very democracy generations of American veterans have fought for and died to pro...

VFW Celebrates the 248th Birthday of America

WASHINGTON - On July 4, 248 years ago, the Second Continental Congress officially adopted the Declaration of Independence, but it ...