In February 2009, the Union Gospel Mission became a recipient of the Veteran’s Administration Per Diem Program. Through this program, administered by the Dallas VA, veterans who are “formerly homeless or in danger of becoming homeless” are sent to the Mission to live in a transitional living environment for up to two years. UGM is approved to have up to 40 individuals living here at any one time. Since the beginning of the program, there have been between 34-40 veterans living at the Mission at any given time.
UGM VA Per Diem Program has three goals
These goals are achieved through:
Things to Note
- All prospective participants must be approved and referred to the program by the VA North Texas Healthcare System Comprehensive Homeless Center
- Length of UGM VA Per Diem Program is up to two years
- UGM VA Per Diem Program offers transitional living and support services
- All services are given in addition to room and board.
ELIGIBILITY: Single male veterans who were discharged under honorable conditions.