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Supportive Services for Veteran Families

The SSVF program serves veteran families by offering preventative funds and services for individuals at risk of homelessness, and rapid rehousing assistance for individuals who are experiencing homelessness. SSVF provides short-term case management to link individuals and families to benefits and offers temporary financial assistance to achieve housing stability.  Referrals for those experiencing homelessness come to SSVF via VetLink (Richmond) and a coordinated entry process in Petersburg and Charlottesville.  VetLink is the coordinated entry group in Richmond that is made up of veteran service providers in the region.  Prevention clients call the intake number directly and are screened for eligibility based on a prevention screening tool and availability of funds.  The SSVF team consists of a Team Supervisor, Case Managers, Housing Specialists, an Employment Specialist, and an Intake Coordinator.  In addition, VSH subcontracts with two agencies (the Haven in Charlottesville and St. Joseph’s Villa for Richmond families) to ensure that all geographic regions and populations are served.  SSVF Supportive Services SSVF staff provides outreach services, case management and housing location and placement to help families achieve housing stability. SSVF staff also serves as a link for eligible Veterans to VA benefits and other public benefits which may include: · Vocational and rehabilitation counseling · Employment and training services · Educational assistance · Healthcare services · Daily living services · Personal financial planning services · Income support services · Legal services