Project HART is a Department of Veterans Affairs Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program in Fargo, North Dakota. It is owned and operated by Centre, Inc., a private, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.

 

Our Story

In December 2007, Project HART (Homeless, Assessment, Rehabilitation, and Treatment) was opened as a 48-bed Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem (GPD) Program. The program was created to serve homeless veterans with mental health and/or substance use disorder diagnoses.

Due to a decrease in the need for 48 veteran-specific beds, Project HART was decreased to a 36-bed program in May 2015.

In December 2016, VA notified current GPD Programs that all existing grants would be terminated and that a competitive grant process would be implemented. Project HART submitted applications and proposals for four housing models: Service-Intensive Transitional Housing, Low Demand Housing, Bridge Housing, and Hospital to Housing. Project HART received confirmation in September 2017 that it was approved to offer all four housing models.

In August 2018, Project HART was able to add an employment specialist to the team to begin providing on-site supportive employment services to our veterans in the program. Veterans are assisted with creating or updating resumes, interview coaching, and job seeking.

Veterans can reside in the program for up to two years as they receive on-site case management and employment services as they work toward the ultimate goal of permanent housing. Veterans take an active role in their treatment planning by identifying goals in their Mutually Agreed upon Plan (MAP). Veterans are referred to community resources that will assist them in accomplishing their goals.


As our veterans seek treatment for wounds both seen and unseen, it is vital that they have convenient access to the highest quality health care services, staff and facilities,
— U.S. Senator John Hoeven (North Dakota)

project hart statistics

  • In Fiscal Year 2018, 43 veterans successfully transitioned from Project HART and into permanent housing.

  • In Fiscal Year 2017, 43 veterans successfully transitioned from Project HART and into permanent housing.

  • In Fiscal Year 2016, 43 veterans successfully transitioned from Project HART and into permanent housing.

  • In Fiscal Year 2018, 75.4% of veterans who completed the program transitioned to permanent housing.

  • In Fiscal Year 2017, 70.5% of veterans who completed the program transitioned to permanent housing.

  • In Fiscal Year 2016, 61.4% of veterans who completed the program transitioned to permanent housing.

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