Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)What is SSVF? The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
program is designed to assist low-income veterans and their families in obtaining and maintaining permanent stable housing. The United States Department of Veteran Affairs awarded the grant to The Salvation Army to serve Veterans throughout the state of Kansas and Northwest Missouri. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families team strives to assist Veterans and their families through strengths-based goal planning to address current gaps in the Veteran’s ability to secure or maintain stable and sustainable permanent housing. ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
- Individual/Head of household or his/her spouse must be a United States veteran who served in active military, naval, or air service and discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
- Individual/Family must fall below 50% of Area Median Income for their location.
- Must be currently homeless OR imminently at risk of becoming homeless.
- Must reside or plan to reside in the state of Kansas or the following counties in Missouri: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Holt, Jackson, Nodaway, Platte, or Ray.
MENU OF SERVICES:
- Case management
- Peer mentoring/advocacy from fellow Veterans
- Linkage to VA and other community resources
- Training in life skills, coping skills, and housing preparation
- Linkage to specialists in budgeting, credit counseling, legal services, job preparation, and employment search
- Temporary financial assistance to address housing barriers
- Landlord/ tenant mediation