Andrew Russell Veteran Living (ARVL) is designed for contemporary veterans who are in need of transit accommodation, who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
Through ARVL, RSL Care SA seeks to provide our veterans with the accommodation support they need to get back on their feet.
Our recently acquired Sturt campus provides heavily subsidised accommodation to ARVL residents, and access to a range of additional services and support is offered through the program.
The program is open to those who are:
• war veterans
• ex-service personnel
• homeless or at risk of being homeless, or otherwise in need of temporary accommodation
• willing to continue medical and psychological treatment as advised by practitioners
• willing to participate in individual and peer-support activities
• seeking a fresh start.
Andrew Russell Veteran Living (ARVL) is named after Sergeant Andrew Russell. Sergeant Russell was a South Australian soldier with the Australian Army who was killed in Afghanistan in February 2002 when the long range patrol vehicle he was travelling in struck a suspected anti-vehicle mine.
The aim of Andrew Russell Veteran Living is to ensure that every ex-service person in SA who is homeless or at risk of homelessness has the opportunity to access appropriate and affordable housing solutions, and provide practical supports that enable veterans to generate positive accommodation outcomes for themselves.
ARVL partners with a range of providers to expand services and support offerings to encourage residents to make connections and pathways necessary to access individualised wrap around services they may need.