Volunteers of America

Volunteers of American Independence Hall

Street Address: 710 Lake Elmo Drive, Billings MT

Mailing Address: P.O. Box 2016 Billings, Montana 59103

Contact Person: Bill Holder

Phone Number: (406) 259-5368

Email: bholder@voanr.org

Website: http://www.voanr.org/Services/veteranServices

Hours of Operation:

Program Information: Independence Hall is a 20 bed men’s facility in Billings Montana. The facility runs 24 hours a day and includes a full kitchen, a laundry room, Dining and Living Space which includes a tv area, computer & resource room, a conference room, three staff offices and an outside area equipped with bbq and picnic table. At Independence Hall program residents are provided with:

  • Outreach services to homeless Veterans in need of service (housing, VA Medical, mental health, etc…)
  • Getting Veterans re-employed and/or enrolled in continuing education
  • Employment specialist on staff to assist in job seeking
  • Computer and Life Skill Development
  • Volunteer opportunities within the community
  • Bicycle program to meet transportation needs
  • Bi-monthly resident incentive program for residents meeting their assigned goals
  • Weekly case management

Eligibility: Eligible participants must be a member of a Veteran family, have a household income which does not exceed 50% of AMI, and be occupying permanent housing (defined below):

  1. Currently resides in permanent housing;
  2. Is homeless and is scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing in 90 days, pending the location or development of housing suitable for permanent housing;
  3. Has exited permanent housing within the previous 90 days to seek other housing that is responsive to the very low income Veteran family’s needs and preferences.

Necessary Documentation: Veteran family must provide DD form 214 Certificate of Release or discharge from active duty; verification of income and verification of current housing status.


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