Veteran In Charge Program
A Veteran Directed Care (VDC) Program
Are you a veteran with a disability who wants to live more independently? The Veteran In Charge (VIC) program* is Veteran-directed and serves eligible Veterans of any age who want to remain living in their home and community for as long as possible.
Through the VIC program, Veterans work with one of The IC’s Veteran coaches to plan and manage VA-funded supports and services, such as:
- Assistive devices
- Environmental support
- Meal delivery
- Emergency response system
- In-home personal care
- Homemaker services
- Caregiver support
- Home modifications
- Adult day care
Take Charge of Your Independence
“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.
To speak with the Veteran In Charge program, call 719-471-8181 or click below to submit a contact request.
Where We Are
In addition to our home office located in Colorado Springs, Colorado, many of our services are available in 21 counties in the surrounding area. Click to enlarge the map and see a full list of the services we provide in each county.
*The VIC program is a partnership between the Veterans Administration Medical Center (VAMC) and The Independence Center (The IC). We are currently serving Alamosa, Arapahoe, Cheyenne, Conejos, Custer, Douglas, Elbert, El Paso, Fremont, Huerfano, Kit Carson, Lincoln, Park, Pueblo, Saguache, and Teller Counties.
Download our Veteran in Charge Brochure
VIC News Coverage
VIC Program Helps Veteran Remain in Her Home
Marilyn is a local Veteran who became a person with a disability during her years of service in the Army. She suffered from several different…
100-Year-Old Veteran Still Young at Heart
Retired Army Master Sergeant Albert C. Mosley beamed as the crowd sang “Happy Birthday” to him at the Veterans Administration Clinic in…
Vietnam Vet Maintains His Independence with VIC
Vincent Thoms is a Vietnam veteran who loves the A-frame home he has in Teller County. A widower who lives alone, Vincent requires the…