Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Phone: (805) 237-0352

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is designed to provide a range of supportive services to address barriers to stable housing for low-income Veterans and those 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.   

Program Components include:

CASE MANAGEMENT
Case managers work with participants and match unmet needs with resources both internally and externally. Follow up and retention services are available to participants to provide sustainability.

OUTREACH
SSVF staff participates in local job fairs, Stand Downs, Veteran organization events, community functions, and collaborates with additional service providers to reach Veterans.

LEGAL ASSISTANCE 
Legal Alternatives of San Luis Obispo provides participants with individualized counseling services to help resolve housing barriers and assist with other civil legal issues.

EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING
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, resume development, interview readiness, and job search assistance.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES AVAILABLE:
Housing Barriers Assessment
Emergency Housing Stability Assistance
Temporary Financial Assistance
Housing Counseling
Rental Agreement Education
VA Benefits Assistance and Counseling
Landlord-Tenant Mediation
Future Housing Stability Planning
Referrals to other services, including 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 part of a continuum of treatment and support services funded by the U. S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Please call us:

SLO/Coastal (805) 534-1698
North County (805) 237-0352
South County (805) 574-1638 -  provided by the 5 Cities Homeless Coalition

If you need immediate support finding shelter or other assistance, please call 211. 24-hour-a-day mental health and crisis support is also available through the SLO Hotline at (800) 783-0607.

This program is CARF Accredited.