Supportive Services

Beacon House offers numerous services designed to assist veterans – and non veterans – with their day-to-day needs as they journey on the road to independence. These services are designed to help  facilitate the transition from reliance to self-sufficiency.

CASE MANAGEMENT

Each resident is assigned a Case Manager. The Case Manager is responsible for assessment, service-plan development, and coordination and implementation of all services. In addition, the case managers connect resident Veterans to qualifying entitlements, such as Social Security, Disability and/or Service Connected Benefits.

VOCATIONAL COUNSELING

UVBH provides valuable training and support in resume writing, job readiness workshops, job search and interview skills to homeless Veterans and those returning from active duty in current military efforts. Our goal is to assist this population in securing sustainable employment, providing the tools necessary to become independent and self-sufficient. UVBH does this through the HVRP program and the Military Family Initiatives Program.

CRISIS TEAM

A professional team of Case Managers and Clinicians qualified to respond to and handle any crisis situation at a UVBH residence 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

TRANSPORTATION

Beacon House provides its residents with transportation to and from all medical appointments, emotional counseling visits and job training and educational classes.

THRIFT STORE

Located at our headquarters in Bay Shore, the thrift store provides our residents, and those in need in the community, with vouchers for clothing, furniture and household items. For assistance, please contact our office @ 631-665-1571. Make a donation.

FOOD PANTRY

Our main pantry is located at our headquarters in Bay Shore, available Mon/Wed/Sat 10am-2pm. This pantry supplies both residents and nonresidents with food and toiletries. In addition to our main food pantry we have satellite pantries in each of our residential locations. For assistance or food emergencies, please contact our office @ 631-665-1571.

VETERAN COMMUNITY CASE MANAGEMENT

Serving veterans who were previously homeless and are transitioning into permanent housing from VA or non-VA emergency or transitional housing programs. Available services, needs assessment, plan development, identifying available resources, advocacy, contact and communication, and coordination of services. Referrals can be made if a veteran has not yet moved into identified permanent housing or if they have been living in permanent housing and are at risk of losing the housings. Veterans eligible to enroll in this program must qualify for VA services and can not be receiving case management services from any other program. Ie: HUDVASH, SSVF, Care Coordination.

For Assistance, contact:
Deanna Dentici, Veteran Case Manager
Tel 631.665.1571
ddentici@uvbh.com

United Veterans Beacon House provides additional, supplemental services from its own general fund, supported through generous donations from its corporate and individual supporters.

Some of the programs supported directly by Beacon House include:

• Holiday assistance
• Transportation
• Car donations, repairs/registration
• Moving assistance into permanent housing (vans/trucks and personnel to assist
with a move)
• Recreational activities, including BBQs, fishing trips, sporting events, etc.