MEDVAMC’s Domiciliary Care for Homeless Veterans (DCHV) Program provides medical care and rehabilitation services in a residential and therapeutic setting to eligible ambulatory Veterans challenged by medical conditions, psychiatric disorders, or physical injuries who do not need hospitalization or nursing home care.
Residents in the DCHV Program participate in a full range of rehabilitation services in a recovery model of care. Services include comprehensive medical and psychiatric assessments; “bio-psycho-social” treatments that include medications, psychotherapies for problems like addiction, depression, and anxiety, and social interventions such as vocational and occupational therapies; and opportunities to enhance one’s spirituality. The facility does not provide shelter-type housing; Veterans must be willing to participate in treatment activities while they are living there.
For more information about programs for homeless Veterans, contact the MEDVAMC Health Care for Homeless Veterans Program, now co-located with the DCHV, at (713) 794-7848. New patient intakes continue at the McGovern Drop-in Center, (713) 794-7533, located at 1418 Preston Street, one block from Minute Maid Park at the corner of Preston and La Branch. Veterans needing immediate assistance may also call the VA Network Telecare Center at (713) 794-8985 or toll free 1 (800) 639-5137 seven days a week, 24 hours a day.