Please call the SSVF Hotline for more information: 510.903.1200
This fall, EBCRP launched new services to help reduce homelessness among veterans and their families. The award comes from SSVF (Support Services for Veteran’s Families), a program of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The grant is a collaboration between the East Bay Community Recovery Project, Saint Vincent de Paul and Urojas Community Services. Through this collaboration, EBCRP will provide homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing services to 200 homeless and imminently homeless veteran households in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.
We are honored to begin a partnership with the VA to work with our non-profit and VA colleagues across the country to end veteran’s homelessness by 2015. We are energized by the prospect of housing chronically homeless veterans across two counties and restoring them to a life of dignity. This award represents a milestone in the 25-year history of EBCRP.
We can provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:
- Health care services
- Daily living services
- Personal financial planning services
- Transportation services
- Fiduciary and payee services
- Legal services
- Child care services
- Housing counseling services
In addition, we may also provide time-limited payments to third parties (e.g., landlords, utility companies, moving companies, and licensed child care providers) if these payments help Veteran families stay in or acquire permanent housing on a sustainable basis.