"Leave No One Behind"

Employment Development Phase

The Employment Development Phase is focused on helping veterans move toward increased self-sufficiency with goals of maintaining long-term sobriety, obtaining sustainable income and preparing for independent living. This phase varies in length for each veteran.

During the Employment Development Phase, the veterans are expected to:

  • Enroll and participate in Job Club
  • Engage in active job search and/or vocational training with support of VRC Employment Department
  • When working 32-hours or more, veterans are eligible to enroll in school
  • When unable to work or attend school for disability related reasons, veterans should be connected to volunteering opportunities and/or community service as well as pursuing their disability claims
  • Attend all scheduled classes and groups as indicated by their individualized tracking sheet
  • Attend outside meetings
  • Maintain ongoing contact with 12 step sponsor
  • Attend scheduled case management meetings
  • Attend weekly house meetings (if not employed or enrolled in school)
  • Attend weekly therapy (if applicable)

Once a veteran secures employment and maintains it for at least two pay periods, the Case Manager will indicate that the veteran has entered the Community Reintegration Phase.

Veterans Village of San Diego connects with America’s veterans to overcome their homelessness and related challenges, creating lives of dignity and fulfillment.