Veterans Emergency Transition Services (VETS) Canada

Contact Information
Office Phone 1-888-228-3871
Fax 902-701-0484
E-Mail vetscanada@gmail.org
Website www.vetscanada.org
Primary Executive Gail Gardiner, National Executive Director; Phone: 902-410-5981; Email: gail.gardiner@vetscanada.org
Mailing Address c/o VETS Canada 
PO Box 214 
53 Queen St 
Dartmouth, NS 
Canada B2Y 3Y6
Description & Services
Description of service(s) Volunteer-led organization aiming to provide direct aid and comfort to Canadian veterans  
 
Services include assistance with:  
* accessing benefits the Veteran or family are entitled to and or may not be aware of  
* short term emergency housing  
* maintaining or accessing safe housing (security deposit, first month rent, power being cut off, assisting a transition to a suitable retirement home as appropriate etc.)  
* grocery cards  
* basic needs for an apartment  
* securing suitable employment  
* peer support  
 
Guitars for VETS Canada (GFV Canada): clients are given a donated, gently used guitar or provided with a rental guitar * volunteer guitar instructors provide ten lessons (based on availability); lessons are also available online 
 
Call 1-888-228-3871 and select services in New Brunswick to be given local assistance.
Hours Administration Mon-Fri 8:30 am-4:30 pm * Service Mon-Sun 24 hours
Dates Program is Offered Year-round
Areas Served Canada
Eligibility Canadian Veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless, or are homeless * their family members  
 
Volunteers: still serving members and Veterans of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) or the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP)  
 
GFV Canada: veterans living with physical disabilities or mental health concerns such as Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
Application Self-refer: call or visit website * referrals from Veterans Affairs Canada (VAC), shelters and agencies * service number required (VAC can assist in recuperating this number) * response time is 24-48 hours
Languages English ; French
Fees None
Location information
Located In Community Dartmouth
Address & Map
73 Tacoma Dr, Ste 302
Dartmouth, NS
Canada B2W 3Y6
 
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Accessibility Fully Accessible ; ***Note that accessibility is self-reported. Please contact the organization before arrival***
Other Details
Service Level (51) Registered Charity
Subjects
Service Categories Food Vouchers ~ Veterans ; Housing Expense Assistance ~ Veterans ; Veteran Benefits Assistance ; Veteran Reintegration Counselling ; Veteran Support Groups ; Veterans Independence Program

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