Veteran’s Program on the March at Upward Transitions
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is currently open to qualifying veterans. The SSVF Program provides supportive services to very low-income veteran families who are at risk of becoming homeless.
“This is a good program that helps people who kind of fell through the cracks,” said Joelle Sanders, Upward Transitions SSVF case manager. “This program helps veterans find the kind of assistance they might not have access to.”
Any age veteran who was not dishonorably discharged from the military is eligible for the program.
To qualify for services, a veteran must either:
During intake and assessment, qualifying applicants will work with staff to build a housing stability plan and set goals for rehousing. Applicants will also receive assistance in obtaining VA benefits and other public benefits or services.
Additional services include temporary financial assistance for things like rent deposits, utilities and transportation; rental agreement education and landlord-tenant mediation.
Referrals to other services include: health care, health insurance, education services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation services, income support services and child care services.
The SSVF Program is administered through a $1.4 million grant to Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma. Goodwill and its partners agencies expect to help nearly 500 extremely and very low-income families in the first year of the program.
For information on the program, or, to find out if you are eligible, call Oklahoma City 211 Heartline at 1-877-362-1606.
Last Updated on Friday, 15 November 2013 15:52