Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Programs:
Providing Veterans Services in Kentucky, Tennessee, West Virginia, and Clark and Floyd counties in Indiana.
Volunteers of America’s SSVF programs, funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, provide supportive services to low-income veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. These programs provide eligible veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include: health care services, daily living services, personal financial planning services, transportation services, fiduciary and payee services, legal services, child care services, and housing counseling services. In addition, programs may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.
Homeless Veterans Reintegration (HVRP) Program:
The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) provides outreach, needs assessment, case management, employment counseling, job training/job skills enhancement, job placement and transportation to homeless veterans or veterans at risk of being homeless in the Lexington area. HVRP links homeless veterans with other appropriate service providers, including local veterans’ representatives at the Department for Employment Services, the VA Medical Clinic and VA Medical Center, local housing authorities, community-based services and other service providers. The program reintegrates veterans into the workforce and links homeless veterans with potential employers with the objective of helping them achieve self-sufficiency. HVRP staff follows up with clients placed into employment for 365 days to ascertain job retention.