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Veteran Assistance

 

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) 

Assists low-income Veteran families who are currently homeless or imminently at-risk of becoming homeless but for assistance from this grant. The SSVF program helps veterans and their families become re-stabilized in San Joaquin County by providing individual housing assistance through a variety of community resources and services in a veteran-friendly environment.

 

Catholic Charities has partnered with D.A.V. Charities of San Joaquin County and Dignity's Alcove, Inc. to bring the SSVF Program to San Joaquin County.

The three main housing components of the SSVF include:

  1. Prevention Assistance: This assistance is specifically for Veterans who will become literally homeless without SSVF.  Households must meet minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for prevention funds.
  2. Rapid Re-housing: This funding provides financial assistance to help homeless veterans move from the streets or emergency shelter into housing. Households must meet minimum eligibility requirements to qualify for rapid re-housing funds.
  3. Case Management: Case management is the most valuable resource for someone who is experiencing homelessness, or who is on the brink of homelessness.  Case Managers help to identify barriers to stable housing, provide appropriate referrals to cover needs (i.e.: job placement assistance, child care, SNAP, etc.), and help clients develop a stability plan for housing.  All eligible SSVF clients will be assigned a case manager.

 

Additional Services provided MAY include:

  • Assistance with Tenant-Landlord disputes  

  • Temporary housing resources  

  • Resources for rental or utilities security deposits  

  • Housing First case management and counseling services  

  • Personal financial planning and budgeting  

  • Direct appointments for EDD, VETNET and other job training resources  

  • Assistance applying for your DD214, VA Healthcare and VBA benefits  

  • Appropriate referrals to the VA Grant per Diem (GPD) transitional housing program  

  • Referrals to the HUD-VASH housing voucher program 

  • Referrals for health care, legal, daily living and other services  

  • Childcare and Transportation Resources   

  • Emergency Aid   

  • CalFresh appointments and other food aid   

  • Financial assistance with rental or utilities arrears