TTI is proud to offer the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. Originally made possible through a grant TTI received from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, the program has been in place for two years.
The SSVF program is specifically designed to help better serve homeless veterans. It includes:
- Outreach services – Veterans can choose from a variety of locations in which to meet with case managers to find out if they’re eligible for the program; they can also contact TTI directly to facilitate a phone screening.
- Case management services – Case managers will assist veterans with linking to housing subsidy lists, landlord mediation, housing counseling, housing classes, referrals and more.
- Assistance in obtaining VA benefits – Case managers will help coordinate VA benefits including vocational and educational assistance, job training, and enrollment in the VA health care system.
- Assistance obtaining and coordinating other public benefits provided by federal, state or local agencies – Case managers will work with other agencies to coordinate benefits including health care, daily supports, financial planning, transportation, child care and more.
- Temporary financial assistance – Temporary assistance is available on an as-needed basis to assist veteran families in obtaining and/or sustaining safe, affordable, permanent housing.
These supportive services will help enhance the housing stability and independent living skills of very low income veteran families occupying permanent housing in the TTI service area. Services will also help rapidly re-house or prevent homelessness among these same families.
SSVF is available to veteran families who meet criteria in Genesee, Jackson, Lapeer, Macomb, Oakland and Saginaw counties.
The SSVF program is now CARF-accredited. This accreditation will extend through April 2017.
Call (866) 787-6734 for more information on SSVF.