Mission: The Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program and program staff, in collaboration with our community partners, is committed to providing the necessary services to eligible Veterans and their families that will enable them to become and/or remain stably housed.
WHAT IS SSVF?
The SSVF Program is designed to provide a range of supportive services to address barriers to stable housing for veterans with low income and at risk of becoming homeless; and, to assist veterans who are homeless make a successful transition to permanent housing. Supportive services are available to eligible veterans and other members of the household based on an assessment of their needs and individualized housing stability plan. Participation in case management is required to ensure the success of households assisted.
The SSVF Program is part of a continuum of treatment and support services funded by the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
SSVF staff participates in local job fairs, Stand Downs, Veteran organization events, community functions, and collaborates with additional service providers to reach Veterans.
Case managers work with participants and match unmet needs with resources both internally and externally. Follow up and retention services will also be available to participants to provide sustainability.
Legal Alternatives of San Luis Obispo provides participants with individualized counseling services to help resolve housing barriers and assist with other civil legal issues.
SSVF participants have access to specialized employment training, job readiness assistance, individualized employment counseling, and skills assessment. Training offered includes: basic computer training, skills assessment and training, resumé development, interview readiness, and job search assistance.
ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Housing Barriers Assessment
Emergency Housing Stability Assistance
Temporary Financial Assistance
Rental Agreement Education
VA Benefits Assistance and Counseling
Future Housing Stability Planning
Referral to other services, including: health care, health insurance, education services, daily living services, personal finance planning services, transportation services, income support services, and child care services
What is the definition of a Veteran under the SSVF program?
A person who served in the United States military who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable.
To receive supportive services under this program , you must:
- Be a Veteran, or member of a family which the head of household or the spouse of the head of household is a Veteran
- Meet eligibility requirements
- Annual income cannot exceed 50% of San Luis Obispo County area median income (AMI)
- Be homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless
Please call (805) 541-2272 ext 4730 to be connected with a case worker who can help determine eligibility.