Introduction to Habitat P.L.U.S
About Habitat P.L.U.S
The Habitat P.L.U.S., Inc. (HP) Veterans’ Program has been in operation since 1989. This unique housing alternative was established in memory of the founders’ cousin, Stanley J Egan, killed in action at the age of 19 in Vietnam. HP was created to help those veterans, who had “fallen between the cracks” of the existing service systems and living on the streets of our communities. Many of these veterans were veterans with psychiatric disabilities. As a result, we set out to create a community of disabled veterans, in which they could find mutual acceptance and support. In this supported environment, the veteran gains stability and is often able to break the cycle of repeat hospitalizations and resulting homelessness.
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Habitat itself is run in a very professional manner.The veterans are provided with flexible supports around the clock by a caring and well supervised staff. The home is meticulously maintained and their nutrition and food preparation practices are at resturant level with the home's general standards far exceeding the expectations of the CRC program.
Community Residential Coordinator
VA Boston Healthcare
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I say "Good morning" to all the guys who live where I live
That's what I hope it will be
I get laughing telling funny jokes
Like me being from Dorchester and Whitney being from Quincy.
I drive my car to the supermarket and the laundry and see Jeep Libertys,
The same make and model but different colours
Excerpts from a poem written by Franny, One of our Veterans
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I am writing to thank you for the Christmas photo of Jim. I want you to know that I understand how comfortable he is in Lynn, and how well cared for he is. I am not sure if comfortable is the correct word to use. Because of his disability, merely providing food and shelter is only part of his necessities.
It is the contact with the staff and the other members of the house that provides him a firm footing to deal with the other issues. I am sure that he knows that he can at least feel relaxed at the house
Excerpts from a letter written by Kevin Hegarty
Lynn Is the First City in Massachusetts to end Veterans Homelessness
Salute to all Lynn citizens for their efforts to be the first city in Massachusetts to come up with a plan to combat Veterans’ homelessness. Their goal was to ensure that vets have a place they can call home. Of course, ending veteran homelessness is one of the major goals that each and every city aims to achieve.
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