Supportive Services for Veterans and Families
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is designed to assist Veterans and their families who are literally homeless, or are imminently in danger of becoming homeless, in obtaining and maintaining stable housing. The Methodist Training and Outreach Center was awarded the grant from the U S Department of Veteran Affairs to serve Veterans throughout the Virgin Islands. The program was developed in response to a redirection of focus toward the homeless Veteran population that includes homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, and Housing First Models to combat the disproportionate number of Veterans experiencing homelessness.
Who is Eligible for SSVF?
In order to be eligible for the SSVF program you must meet the following criteria.
- Veteran and Veteran Family status – a single Veteran, or a family in which the head of household or the spouse of the head of household is a Veteran.
- Low income – that does not exceed 50% of your area’s median income.
- Occupying Permanent Housing – you are either already in permanent housing and are trying to avoid eviction OR you are homeless but are scheduled to move into permanent housing within 90 days.
VA is committed to ending Veteran homelessness. No one who has served our country should ever go without a safe, stable place to call home. The entire department has put its energy and resources into ending Veteran homelessness. VA’s programs provide individualized, comprehensive care to Veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.