The SSVF program is a “safety net” program created by the Veteran’s Administration designed to give the veteran and his/her family assistance in coping with challenges that may hinder their ability to sustain permanent housing. These challenges include, but are not limited to, unemployment, mental health and other health concerns, unexpected expenses and other problems that can cause a veteran and their family to be evicted, lose their utilities, lose reliable transportation, etc.
Through the SSVF program, veterans and their families are able to participate in and receive extensive case management, benefits advocacy, vocational and rehabilitation counseling, employment and training services, personal financial planning, legal services, housing, counseling services, as well as temporary financial assistance (TFA) for income qualified veteran families which can include child care services, transportation services, rental assistance, utility payment assistance, security deposits, moving cost assistance and emergency supplies.
Through the VetHelp division of SCRPC, the SSVF program was launched on October 1, 2013. The areas we serve includes Washington, Warren, Saratoga, Schenectady, Fulton, Montgomery and Schoharie Counties.
If you are aware of a veteran family who is homeless or are in imminent danger of becoming homeless, have the veteran call us, toll free, at 1-855-233-1117.