Catherine Martin INN (CMI) provides communal, long term housing for homeless, male veterans who have completed substance abuse rehabilitation programs and have maintained sobriety for at least nine months. The CMI program focuses on education and skills for future independence. The veterans receive case management services from social workers who assist them in achieving goals of self-sufficiency. These case management services include life-skills training, home management, budgeting and educational/vocational training. Referrals are also given for counseling when needed. The rooms are offered at a reduced rental rate to give the veterans an opportunity to focus on their goals. The INN works closely with the VA in Northport, as well as other veteran agencies, in connecting the CMI veterans to the necessary resources.
Many of the veterans who have been through CMI have pursued higher education including Bachelor’s Degrees, Associate Degrees and various Vocational Certifications. They secured careers with higher incomes and created significant work histories in the fields of their choice, allowing them to move on from the program and launching independent and self-sufficient lives.
During their time at CMI, veterans work with their social worker to find ways to repair relationships that were damaged during their time of substance abuse. The veterans at CMI are provided with a support system that provides them with coping skills to carry them through the future when they have finished the program and are successfully on their own.
For further information please contact Gina Caporaso,
Program Coordinator, at (516) 486-8506, ext. 118
or gcaporaso@the-inn. org