Veterans in Need – Housing Assistance
United Veterans of Maine is pleased to offer assistance to those who have made the ultimate sacrifice by serving in the armed forces for our great country. Our organization plays a pivotal role in helping those individuals who need it the most. We offer three different types of assistance, all of which have minimum requirements that must be met before an application is to be submitted and processed by us. They are:
- a.) The veteran must have served at least 180 days of active duty service in the Uniformed Services of the United States.
- b.) The veteran must have received an Honorable or “General under Honorable Conditions” discharge from the Uniformed Services of the United States, and can provide a copy of their DD-214 if requested or verification of discharge from the Department of Veterans Affairs within five (5) business days of the application date.
- c.) The veteran must not have been convicted in a state or federal court of the following types of offenses: Arson, Assault or Aggravated Assault, Manslaughter, Murder, Robbery or Sexual Offenses of ALL sorts. Additionally, the veteran must acknowledge that no active wants or warrants are in place against them in any jurisdiction of the United States.
- d.) United Veterans of Maine will conduct a background check on the applicant to ensure they do not have any wants, warrants or any of the aforementioned convictions to disqualify that person from receiving services. This is done to protect the integrity of our organization and set a standard of fairness.
United Veterans of Maine offers a transitional housing assistance program at the Dahlgren-Skidgel Farm of Hope. The primary focus on our housing assistance program is to offer veterans an opportunity to obtain independence through our concept of offering a “…hand up instead of a hand out” approach, which gears a veteran towards success. It is a Veterans educational and training facility designed to address the challenges facing veterans in need. This project should be considered a beginning rather than the end of a journey. UVM is in contact with local and state agencies to gain their assistance in providing the kind of support programs needed to remedy these challenges for future programs in Maine and throughout the country.
We expect that the initial plan will constantly evolve, as methodology is tested and developed. The UVM uses a policy of Continuous Improvement and will modify the program deliverables. As it becomes aware of both lessons learned and new ideas or concepts used elsewhere UVM will consider. Please remember that resources are provided on the basis of availability, and submitting an application does not guarantee a person receiving assistance. In essence, if the resources are available and United Veterans of Maine finds the applicant being eligible for help, we will do it. If we are unable to help, we will promptly inform the applicant and inform them of other resources in the county, if our organization has exhausted all our connections.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON NEW HOUSING ASSISTANCE APPLICANTS…Effective immediately, all intake interviews for new clients who are seeking entry into our housing assistance program are held on Mondays and Fridays ONLY! It is also required that the application package be completed BEFORE we process it. Anything that is incomplete in your application will result in delays or immediate denial of services. We require all applicants undergo a mental and physical health evaluation prior to entry. If you are deemed mentally or physically unfit for our program by a medical professional, United Veterans of Maine will not accept you as a client into our program.
If you, or a veteran you know is homeless in Aroostook County and needs housing assistance, please download the application, fill it out completely and we will get back to you as soon as possible. You may submit your application to us by postal mail or e-mail as an attachment. The information is listed below:
E-Mail Address: apply(at)unitedveteransofmaine.org
United Veterans of Maine
358 Washburn Street
Caribou, ME 04736-4117