''To compassionately serve and strengthen individuals by empowering them to build healthy and happy lives.''
Volunteers of America is actively committed to serving our nation's veterans. We provide several programs that are designed to address the needs of our veteran population and are working hard to assist in accomplishing President Obama's goal to eliminate homelessness in veterans in five years.
SUPPORTIVE SERVICES FOR VETERAN FAMILIES PROGRAM
Economic hard times hurt many Americans, but for men and women who have served in the US military, economic hardship may lead to additional challenges. Our service men and women, after multiple tours of duty, some suffering from post traumatic stress from combat tours, are not easily employed. They face homelessness or imminent homelessness. For veterans experiencing a housing crisis, Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is designed to assist with housing stability. Housing is the first step to reintegration to society and to employment. Eligible veterans receive case management and referrals to Veteran Administration (VA) and community resources. For the purpose of securing or maintaining permanent housing, participants may be eligible to receive short term financial assistance.
The SSVF Program provides eligible veteran families with outreach, case management, assistance obtaining VA benefits, other supportive services and financial assistance.