Volunteers of America–Greater New York has expanded its veterans outreach and services as a grantee of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Supportive SSVF program awards grants to private nonprofit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing.
Volunteers of America–Greater New York seeks to ensure housing stability for veterans who are homeless and veterans at imminent risk of homelessness in all five boroughs. SSVF comprises our largest veteran outreach ever as we identify and connect 250 veterans and their families with services to ensure their housing stability. In some cases, we facilitate family reunification to bring families together under our continuum of care.
As an SSVF grantee, Volunteers of America–Greater New York provides:
- Crisis intervention
- Vocational counseling
- Budget management
- Support in coping with brain injury, post-traumatic stress, and sleep disorders
- Eviction prevention
- Family reunification
- Confidential counseling on issues including military sexual trauma and domestic violence
- Recreation to facilitate peer mentoring and support