The Supportive Services for Veterans and Families (SSVF) program offers housing assistance for vulnerable veterans and families who are at risk for homelessness or are already homeless.
Veterans eligible for SSVF services are assigned a Case Manager responsible for completing an assessment and a housing plan for sustainability in maintaining permanent housing.
The SSVF program is a “housing first” initiative. This evidence-based model asserts that the client is housed first regardless of income. Also, it is a program component that all clients receive budget guidance and training at the onset of the program. SSVF Case Managers work diligently to secure the veteran’s income through VA benefits, Social Security, Medicaid, and Medicare, including employment search and job readiness.
Supportive Services will include the following:
- Assertive Outreach
- Ongoing Case Management
- Housing Stability and Counseling
- VA Benefit and Health Care Acquisition
- Public Entitlement and Disability Benefit Attainment
- Emergency and Temporary Financial Assistance
- Income Supports: Educational, Vocational, Employment
- Lega Services