Veterans Emergency Transition Services Canada

Site: Mailing Address

Service: Emergency Support Services for Veterans

Contact Information
Toll Free Phone 1-888-228-3871 (1-888-CAVETS1) 
Administration 1-888-228-3871 Ext 121
After Hours Phone Toll Free 1-888-228-3871
Fax 902-701-0484
Social Media Facebook Facebook:
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Site Information
Description (Site) Works with the veteran wherever they may be; headquarters of the organization is located in Halifax, Nova Scotia
Located In Community Ontario
Address & Map
Mailing Address c/o VETS Canada Headquarters 
PO Box 214 
Dartmouth, NS B2Y 3Y3
Physical Access Not Applicable
Agency and Service Names
Alternate Name VETS Canada
Agency Information
Description (Agency) Provides on-site services to meet the needs of veterans in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless or are homeless, across Canada
Legal Status (50) Non Profit
Established 2010
Primary Executive Debbie Lowther, Chair and Co-founder
Alternate Executive Executive Director; Phone: 902-410-5981
Funding Fundraising ; Donations
Description and Service Details
Description (Service) Provides on-site support and assistance to veterans who are in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless or are living homeless in Canada through outreach across the country 
Assistance and support offered includes: 
  • Moving the veteran from the streets or shelters into affordable housing (if available) 
  • Connecting veterans to needed health care 
  • Acting as a peer ally in accessing benefits and services from other organizations for the veteran (e.g. assisting with Veterans Affairs Canada paperwork requirements) 
  • Finding suitable employment for the veteran
In-crisis supports may include: 
  • Providing assistance with rental arrears, utility arrears, damage deposits, etc 
  • Offering peer support to the veteran 
  • Assisting with finding addictions programs 
  • Providing peer support through the Guitars for Vets program, which provides a guitar and 10 weeks of free lessons with a volunteer guitar instructor
    Hours Toll free Mon-Sun 24 hours
    Areas Served Canada
    Eligibility Ages: 18 year(s) and up 
    Veterans in crisis, at risk of becoming homeless or living homeless
    Application Veterans in need of assistance or anyone knowing a veteran needing assistance can call the toll free number or fill out the Request Assistance form on the VETS Canada website
    Languages English ; French
    Fees None
    Categories and Classification
    Service Categories In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Homeless Veterans ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Veterans ; In Person Crisis Intervention ~ Veterans ~ At Risk for Homelessness ; Outreach Programs ~ Homeless Veterans ; Outreach Programs ~ Veterans ; Outreach Programs ~ Veterans ~ At Risk for Homelessness ; Peer to Peer Networking ~ Veterans ; Specialized Information and Referral ~ Veterans

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