Since its inception, the RMJVC, Inc. has been faithful to the mission, vision, and guiding principles of founder, Robert M. Jackson. RMJVC, Inc. offers low-income housing alternatives, counseling, case management, education and job readiness training, personal and financial development, veterans’ benefit resource assistance, clothing and food pantry assistance.

The RMJVC, Inc. also offers trauma-informed care, which is an approach to engaging people with histories of trauma that recognizes the presence of trauma symptoms and acknowledges the role that trauma, has played in their lives in a centered sober environment that uses camaraderie and purpose driven community involvement to support our veterans. This model is unique to the city of Harrisburg because housing is strictly for U.S. military veterans.

Project Valor

Project VALOR at the RMJVC, Inc., provides a point of entry for veterans who are chronically homeless and have had problems with substance abuse, PTSD and other mental health issues that prevent stability in the community. In addition to shelter and some meals, residents have access to health care, case management, mental health and recovery resources to assist in the stabilization of their lives and can begin to take steps toward breaking the cycle of homelessness.

Project VALOR located at 316 Carlisle Street, Harrisburg, PA consists of 7 single room occupancy units on the first floor, 4 dormitory style bedrooms on the second floor, and an additional 5 single occupancy rooms on the lower level of the center. RMJVC, Inc. offers a small scale environment for the most vulnerable male veterans, many of whom are older and physically frail due to untreated mental and/or physical health issues which is sometimes combined with active drug and alcohol use and/or poor physical health. The single rooms are for residents that have acquired some stability with respect to self care, ability to maintain their personal space, paying rent, and reduced substance use involvement in activities that promote personal growth and their overall well-being. The program provides 24 hour staff support, onsite case management, health care, nutritional, and life skills seminars, job readiness training, and referrals to community resources such as mental/physical health services, drug and alcohol services, education, employment and recreational activities.

Project Valor in addition to serving veterans in need of housing, the population also includes those veterans who are under or unemployed, also in need of supportive services relative to needing referrals for mental and/or physical, health needs, and the necessary resources needed to learn or upgrade their skills to enhance their opportunities for employment to attain self-sufficiency.