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Supportive Services for Veterans Families

Homelessness is a common struggle in America

– with a growing number of families experiencing periods of homelessness each year.

Centerstone offers Supportive Services for Veteran Families to provide assistance to veterans and their families who are at risk for homelessness in Tennessee, Kentucky and Illinois.

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Supportive Services for Veteran Families prevents homelessness by helping qualifying veterans and their families gain access to the resources they need in order to successfully transition to or maintain permanent housing.

Services

Through SSVF, Centerstone’s Community Support Specialists provide guidance and coordination to veterans and their families, helping them make informed decisions, understand their options and gain access to VA benefits.

In addition, Community Support Specialists will connect veterans and family members with other resources in the veteran’s local community.

If available, some of these resources are:

  • Employment services
  • Housing services
  • Financial counseling services
  • Legal services
  • Transportation assistance (public transportation)

Temporary financial assistance may be available to assist the veteran with expenses in order to maintain permanent housing or obtain affordable housing. Some of the expenses that may be covered are security deposits, utility deposits or other expenses that are related to housing the veteran.


Eligibility

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SSVF is for veterans with or without family members. The veteran must have a qualifying Military Discharge (DD-214) from the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines or National Guard (as long as they were deployed out of State). All DD-214s are accepted, except when a service member has been dishonorably discharged.

In addition, a veteran’s combined household income cannot exceed fifty percent of the median area income determined by HUD. The veteran, if not currently homeless, must be experiencing housing difficulties so severe that without SSVF intervention he or she will become homeless within the next 30 days. Lastly, he or she must have plans to move into a permanent residence within the next 90 days.

What to Expect

Interested veterans and their families work with a Centerstone Community Support Specialist to complete an eligibility screening and assessment. Once enrolled, participants in SSVF work closely with Centerstone SSVF staff to identify barriers and determine what support services are necessary to meet essential needs.

Cost of Service

Grant funded through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, SSVF is available at no cost to eligible candidates in 25 Middle Tennessee counties, 20 Kentucky counties and seven Southern Illinois counties.

Communities Served

Centerstone provides SSVF services in the following Middle Tennessee counties: Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Macon, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Perry, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson.

SSVF services are provided in these Kentucky counties: Allen, Ballard, Barren, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Edmonson, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Logan, Marshall, McCracken, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd, Trigg and Warren.

SSVF services are provided in these Illinois counties: Franklin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Saline and Williamson.

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RESOURCES

One of the main goals of the SSVF program is to get veterans and their families connected into their communities’ resources. Below are some resources that may be helpful to you:

Middle Tennessee Resources

Name Phone
Operation Stand Down (615) 248-1981
Second Harvest Food Box Program (Emergency) (615) 329-3491
Metro Action Commission (615) 862-8860
Grace Works Ministries (615) 794-9055

Utilities

Name Phone
Metro Action Commission (615) 862-8860
NeedLink (615) 269-6835

Shelters

Name Phone
Safe Haven (615) 256-8195
Salvation Army’s Center of Hope (615) 242-0411
Nashville Rescue Mission (615) 255-2475
Nashville Rescue Mission (Women) (615) 255-2475
Room In The Inn (615) 251-9791

Ft. Campell Area Resources

Name Phone
Manna Cafe (931) 802-6800
Soldiers and Families Embraced (931) 591-3241
Clarksville Salvation Army (931) 552-5350
The Ark Resources & Assistance Center (615) 457-1931
Dickson County Help Center (615) 441-0076
Helping Hands of Hickman County (931) 670-1008
Mid-Cumberland Community Action Center (615) 742-1113
Goodwill Career Center (615) 794-4984
Sanctuary, Inc. (270) 885-4572

CONTACT US

To determine if you are eligible for SSVF or for more information, please contact us at:


GET STARTED

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If you are interested in applying for Support Services for Veteran Families, use the form to get started.

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This form is somewhat exhaustive and will require 15 – 30 minutes to complete.


SSVF is a service of Centerstone, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Centerstone is a not-for-profit health system providing mental health and substance use disorder treatments. Services are available nationally through the operation of outpatient clinics, residential programs, the use of telehealth and an inpatient hospital. Centerstone also features specialized programs for the military community, therapeutic foster care, children’s services and employee assistance programs. Centerstone’s Research Institute provides guidance through research and technology, leveraging the best practices for use in all our communities. Centerstone’s Foundation secures philanthropic resources to support the work and mission of delivering care that changes people’s lives.