Veteran SSVF Program
Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Our Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF) exists to provide temporary supportive services to very low-income Veteran families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Through SSVF rapid re-housing and homelessness prevention services, veteran households will be supported in maintaining long-term housing stability.
How it works:
Centralized intake is provided by Heartline 211 twenty-four hours a day seven days a week, where candidates are screened, unmet needs are assessed and identified, community referrals are provided, and/or eligible Veterans are referred for supportive services provided by Goodwill Industries of Central Oklahoma and/or Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma.
Services provided within the SSVF Program include:
- OUTREACH – Goodwill staff provides outreach services in the following counties: Canadian, Logan, Seminole, Lincoln, Pottawatomie, Cleveland, and Oklahoma. They also attend community functions and collaborate with additional veteran services providers to reach Veterans wherever they may be.
- CASE MANAGEMENT – Case managers with assist participants with matching unmet needs with resources both internally and externally. Case managers will assist the Veteran with creating and completing a personalized housing stability plan focused on long-term housing stability.
- EMPLOYMENT CONSULTANT – SSVF Participants will have access to specialized employment training, job readiness assistance, individualized employment counseling and skills assessment.
- BENEFITS SPECIALIST- S.O.A.R. certified and accredited Veteran Service Officer staff member will assist Veterans with obtaining benefits they are eligible to receive.
- HOUSING NAVIGATOR – Licensed Real Estate agent will provide Landlord-Tenant Mediation, Housing Counseling, inspections, and assistance finding a home that meets the needs of the Veteran household.
- LEGAL ASSISTANCE – Legal Aid Services of Oklahoma will provide each participant with individualized counseling services to help resolve housing barriers and assist with applying for public housing benefits.
Additional services include:
- Emergency Housing Stability Assistance
- Temporary Financial Assistance
- VA Benefits Assistance
- Public and Community Assistance
- Referrals to other services including: health care, health insurance, education services, daily living services, personal financial planning services and child care services.
For more information about Goodwill of Central Oklahoma’s SSVF program, please call the Operator at 405-278-7100 dial 211 for a referral.
Cost – free
Hours of Operation- 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
316 S. Blackwelder Avenue Okc, Ok 73108
Program Cost- Free
Funded by the Department of Veteran Services