Veteran in Charge Program

A Veteran Directed Home and Community Based Services ProgramStock photo of silhouettes of veterans

The Independence Center Veteran In Charge (VIC) program serves eligible veterans of any age who are at risk of nursing home placement. This program allows you to receive home and community based services that enable you to continue living in your home for as long as possible.

“Veteran directed” means you have more control over:

  • WHAT services, supports and goods you need.
  • WHO provides those services and supports.
  • WHEN,WHERE & HOW the services and supports are provided.
  • HOW MUCH you pay for them.

The Veteran In Charge program is a partnership between the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and The Independence Center (The IC). The IC coach works with eligible veterans to plan and manage VA-funded supports and services.

Click here to download the Veterans in Charge program brochure.

Take Charge of Your Independence

Are you a veteran with a disability who wants to live more independently in your community?

With the Veteran In Charge program, you have the freedom to build a self-directed plan for greater independence and the authority to control how to pay for your long-term supports and services. With knowledgeable support from a coach, you can have a flexible monthly budget to purchase goods and services such as:

  • Assistive devices
  • Environmental support
  • Meal delivery
  • Transportation
  • Emergency response system
  • In-home personal care
  • Homemaker services
  • Caregiver support
  • Home modifications
  • Adult day care

To speak with the Veteran in Charge program, call 719-471-8181 or click below to submit a contact request.


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