OSDRI Employment and Training

Program Description

Operation Stand Down RI provides employment services for homeless and low-income veterans and their families.


  • Resume-building.
  • Computer access for job-hunting.


  • To be eligible for the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), each of the following U.S. Department of Labor conditions must be met. Note that OSDRI may require additional eligibility criteria in addition to the criteria listed below.
  • 1. Applicant must be a Veteran. A Veteran is a person who served in the active military, naval, air service, Merchant Marines, or was activated by Presidential order and served in another state or country while in the National Guard or Reserves, and who was discharged or released wherefrom under conditions other than dishonorable. Individuals who received a “dishonorable” discharge are ineligible for HVRP services.
  • 2. Literally Homeless or Imminently at-risk of literal homelessness: Applicant must (1) be imminently losing their primary nighttime residence, (2) have no other residence, and (3) not have sufficient resources or support networks, e.g., family, friends, faith-based or other social networks, immediately available to prevent them from becoming literally homeless. To further qualify for services under category 1, the grantee must (4) document that the participant meets at least one of the following conditions:
  • a) Has moved because of economic reasons two or more times during the 60 days immediately preceding the application for homelessness prevention assistance;
  • b) Is living in the home of another because of economic hardship;
  • c) Has been notified in writing that their right to occupy their current housing or living situation will be terminated.
  • d) Lives in a hotel or motel and the cost of the hotel or motel stay is not paid by charitable organizations or by Federal, State, or local government programs for low-income individuals;
  • e) Is exiting a publicly funded institution, or system of care (such as a health-care facility, a mental health facility, or correctional institution) without a stable housing plan;
  • f) Otherwise lives in housing that has characteristics associated with instability and an increased risk of homelessness, as identified in the recipient’s approved screening tool.

Contact Info


Education and Training Center
39 Sheldon Street
West Warwick, RI 02893

About Operation Stand Down RI

Operation Stand Down Rhode Island combats homelessness among veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces by providing housing, educational, and financial resources, and connecting them with vital human resources and social services. MORE