Release to Rent for Veterans (R2RV)
The Veterans Administration has contracted with the St. Vincent de Paul Society to provide services to homeless veterans who have been involved with the criminal justice system. A team of case managers assist veterans in finding and furnishing suitable accommodation. They also provide wrap-around case management services to help the veterans re-establish roots in the community.
We give direct service to ex-offenders who are recently released. We have housing programs for veterans with a prison record, for people who have lived on the street, and for the very poor who have no other assistance when they are released. The folks we house can always use a pastoral person to help them.
*A desire to see the face of Christ in the poor.
*Each intern is required to have the Missouri criminal background screening completed with the results received before the semester begins.
*Illinois residents must also have the Illinois criminal background screening completed with the results received prior to the start of the semester.
Number of Positions Available: 1
Various time slots are available. Service with the housing program is flexible.
Past Aquinas Interns at This Site:
Working with the Veterans Administration through the St. Vincent de Paul Society is a new partnership in Field Education for Aquinas Institute of Theology.
Supervisor's Bio/Additional Comments:
Sister Rose Rita Huelsmann, SSND has served as a teacher in the Catholic Education system of the Archdiocese of St. Louis as well as the Dioceses of Belleville, Illinois and San Bernardino, California over a span of 30 years. Eleven of those years were spent in administration. Sr. Rose Rita also acted as a house parent for Boys Hope, Girls Hope for four years, served as a missionary in Honduras for two years and as an administrator at the Notre Dame Motherhouse for four years. She is a certified Spiritual Director with a M.A. degree in Counselor Ed from Kansas University at Emporia.
Reviewed February 2013