Established in 1998, Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. (ABRI) d/b/a Homes for the Brave, has served over 1300 individuals to date. To accomplish its mission of providing housing and services to people experiencing homelessness, especially Veterans, ABRI currently operates six programs in Bridgeport, CT.
Two of these programs provide transitional housing to individuals experiencing homelessness, Homes for the Brave has 42 beds for men, 37 of which are set aside for Veterans, and Female Soldiers: Forgotten Heroes serves up to 14 women Veterans and their young children. ABRI also operates Waldorf House, a permanent supportive housing program for individuals exiting homelessness who need case management support. Veterans and those individuals who have experienced chronic homelessness are given preference at Waldorf House. The agency also manages a Veterans Service Center for Veterans experiencing housing instability, providing them with services and referrals to help them solve their housing crises. The Homes for the Brave Training for Success Vocational Services provides vocational and training services to any Veteran who needs assistance finding employment or increasing their skills and earning potential. Our newest program, the Homes for the Brave Clinical Treatment Program, was launched in the winter of 2019 in response to the needs of the Veterans we serve for locally-accessible treatment for mental health and substance use disorders. Through this program, Veterans can receive treatment on-site at Homes for the Brave.
All of our programs have been developed in response to the needs of Veterans experiencing homelessness in our community. All of our work is driven by our vision to provide a model to enable homeless men, women and their families, especially those who have served our country, to attain safe, affordable housing, meaningful life activity and a livable income so that they may return to a productive and meaningful life. ABRI hopes to work to continue to expand the services we provide, through the Veterans Service Center and through the development of new programs, to work toward providing Veterans in our community the services they need to leave homelessness behind.
Established in 1998, Applied Behavioral Rehabilitation Institute, Inc. (ABRI) d/b/a Homes for the Brave, has served over 1300 individuals to date. To accomplish its mission of providing housing and services to people experiencing…