SSVF Program Seeks Low-Income Veterans
People’s Place has recently partnered with other service organizations in Delaware to assist homeless or near homeless veterans and their families through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. The Outreach Specialists are now in an intensive recruiting phase and are seeking low-income veterans who may qualify for emergency financial assistance. This assistance is available in the form of housing and utility funds.
If you or someone you know is a low-income Veteran who was discharged under conditions other than dishonorable, please review the SSVF Outreach Event flyer for more information. All-day registration events will take place on March 18th in Wilmington, April 5th in Dover, and April 22nd in Seaford.
In July 2012, several agencies that provide services to military veterans in Delaware received funding from the Veterans Administration to assist homeless veterans and their families through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. As one of the recipients of this funding, People’s Place began to increase services to veterans in Kent and Sussex Counties by adding an Outreach/Referral Specialist to the staff to work solely on SSVF outreach.
Mike Rowe, Program Director for the Veterans Outreach program, is excited about the opportunity to expand services. “The SSVF Program will be a welcomed addition to our Veteran's services,” Mike said. “We will be able to assist homeless and low-income Veterans by helping them obtain the financial assistance they need to gain or maintain housing.”