SSVF Program Manager Receives Award for Outstanding Service to Community

Kentucky |

Catherine Fearn, Centerstone’s Program Manager of Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF), recently received an Excellence Award for Outstanding Service and Support to the Community from Austin Peay State University’s Military Alumni Chapter, presented during their Homecoming Dinner.

She has been a member of the Montgomery County Veterans Coalition since 2013 and currently serves as the board president. She has also served as an APSU Military Alumni Chapter Officer since 2014. Catherine currently meets bi-weekly with community leaders in Clarksville to determine veteran needs and to help develop a community wide plan to address those needs.

Catherine served in the U.S. Army from 2000 to 2003 as a Mariner. During her time in the military, she served aboard the Army vessel Bristol Station, sailing up and down the eastern seaboard from Baltimore to Miami and from Cuba to Haiti and to Puerto Rico.

Catherine began working for Centerstone in 2011 as a case manager for SSVF (which is funded by the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs). In 2014, she became the Program Manager over the project.

Centerstone’s SSVF services cover 45 counties in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky and provides case management, housing, employment, financial and legal services as well as temporary financial assistance to low income, homeless veterans.