Supportive Services for Veterans
Supportive Services for Veterans Families Program
Veterans and their families can get help by dialing 2-1-1.
Miami Dade Military Service Partnership SSVF Program:
The Advocate Program, Inc. in partnership with Veterans Link Up conducts SSVF Outreach, Intake, Eligibility Screening for all SSVF participants and provides Case Management and Supportive Services for Category 1 participants.
(2-1-1) provides 24/7 access to information about SSVF.
Citrus Health Network (HAND Program) provides SSVF Case Management and Supportive Services for Category 2 and 3 participants.
Legal Services of Greater Miami provides civil legal services to resolve legal problems interfering with SSVF participants' ability to obtain/retain permanent housing.
Miami Dade County's SSVF Veterans Services Officer helps participants to access VA, Benefits, Social Security Disability and any other public benefit programs they may qualify for.
Transitions, Inc. provides SSVF Case Management and Employment Services for all SSVF participants with criminal backgrounds.
Thank you for your commitment to working with the Miami-Dade Military Service Partnership's SSVF Program to prevent homelessness for low income veteran families.
To Make a Referral to these services, please call Switchboard at 2-1-1.
Professional counselors are available 24/7. Services are free and confidential.
What are Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)?
The SSVF program is part of the VA's commitment to end homelessness among veterans in the next five years. SSVF provides SHORT-TERM case management and supportive services to help low income veterans and veteran families obtain (or retain) permanent, stable housing.
Who is eligible to receive SSVF Services in Miami-Dade County?
Eligible veterans and veteran families who are low income, (below 50% of the Average Median Income for Miami-Dade County) and National Guard members who have been deployed, who are homeless or at risk for homelessness.
Three categories of veterans/veteran families who can be served by SSVF program:
Category 1: Low income veterans/veteran families currently residing in permanent housing AND are at risk of becoming homeless due to non-payment of rent, utility non-payment, housing termination by host family/friend or uninhabitable conditions.
Category 2: Low income veterans/veteran families who are currently homeless AND scheduled to become resident of permanent housing within 90 days AND at risk of losing their housing, becoming or remaining literally homeless "but for" this assistance.
Category 3: Low income veterans/veteran families who exited permanent housing in the last 90 days to seek housing that is more responsive to their needs and preferences.
Preliminary Screening for SSVF Categorical Eligibility
Before making an SSVF referral to Switchboard, please pre-screen those clients you believe might be eligible to receive SSVF services, by asking the following questions:
1. Did you (your spouse or partner) serve in the U.S. military, reserves or National Guard? If your military service was in the National Guard or Reserves, were you (your spouse or partner) deployed? (Please note: Applicants with "Dishonorable" discharge status will not qualify to receive SSVF services.)
2. Is your household income below 50% of the AMI (Area Median Income) for Miami-Dade County? http://www.huduser.org/DATASETS/il.html.
3. Is your family or household currently living in permanent housing, but at imminent risk of losing your housing and becoming homeless?
4. If you are currently homeless, are you living with relatives, in a car, in a shelter, in a camp, or on the street?
If your veteran client answered YES to questions 1 and 2 AND if Question 3 or 4 pertain to their current living situation, he or she is likely to meet the VA's eligibility criteria to receive Support Services for Veteran Families through the Miami-Dade Military Service Partnership.
To schedule a formal eligibility screening with SSVF, please call 2-1-1.
Switchboard counsels, connects and empowers people in need.
190 NE 3rd Street
Miami, Florida 33132
24/7 Assistance: 305-358-HELP