Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)
St. Vincent de Paul began the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program in 2014 to serve homeless veterans and their families. The goal of the Supportive Services for Veteran Families is to rapidly house homeless veterans and to improve housing stability for very low-income veteran families who may be in danger of losing housing. Eligible households receive case management services and financial assistance in order to obtain and/or maintain stable housing. The SSVF Program serves homeless or at risk of homelessness veteran families in the following counties: Allen, Auglaize Champaign, Clark, Clinton, Darke, Greene, Mercer, Miami, Montgomery, Preble, Shelby, and Wayne county (Indiana).
To be eligible for services, the following conditions must be met:
- Be a veteran or a member of a veteran family
- Discharge from active service under any condition other than dishonorable
- Have very low-income (household income does not exceed 50% of area median income)
- Be homeless or at risk of becoming homeless
- Case Management
- Assistance obtaining/coordinating VA and other benefits
- Referrals to community agencies for services
- Housing counseling services
- Landlord mediation
- Financial Assistance, in some circumstances, if needed
Documents Required for Determining Eligibility:
DD Form 214 Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty OR, if the Veteran does not yet have their DD214, a Statement of Service along with a VA Medical Card, HINQ verification, or an Affidavit of Veteran Status signed by the Veteran can be used to establish eligibility while a DD Form 214 is being requested.
SSVF Intake Hotline: 1-888-751-1238
Main Office Line: 937-222-0403
National Call Center: 1-877-4AID-VET
Visit the website at veterans.stvincentdayton.org.
The funding for this program is made possible through the Department of Veteran Affairs.