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Section 604 of the Veterans’ Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008, Public Law 110-387, authorized the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program. SSVF grants are awarded to select private non-profit organizations to assists low-income Veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing by providing a wide range of supportive services to eligible Veteran families that are designed to promote housing stability. 

As an SSVF grantee, NMCAA's Homeless Prevention department provides SSVF programs and services across a 23-county region1 in Northwest Michigan that include: (I) Coordinated Entry; (II) Rapid Resolution/Housing Crisis Response; (III) Street Outreach; (IV) Case Management; (V) Housing Resources and Healthcare Navigation; (VI) Connection to VA and public benefits, programs, and mainstream community resources; and (VII) Temporary Financial Assistance (TFA) through Rapid Re-Housing and Homeless Prevention Assistance programs.

The purpose of these programs and services is to assist eligible Veterans and their families in maintaining or acquiring safe, affordable housing, becoming integrated socially and economically into their communities, and accessing the necessary services and supports available to them. Housing Intake and Resource Specialists, Healthcare Navigators, and Case Managers work in tandem with Veterans and their families at every stage of maintaining, identifying, and/or acquiring permanent, affordable, and sustainable housing. 

1 (Alpena, Alcona, Antrim, Benzie, Charlevoix, Cheboygan, Crawford, Emmet, Grand Traverse, Kalkaska, Leelanau, Iosco, Mason, Manistee, Missaukee, Montmorency, Oceana, Ogemaw, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, and Roscommon and Wexford counties)

To learn more, click here to visit the SSVF Website.

If you are a Veteran or a Veteran Family Member and you need assistance:

Call: (844) 900-0500
Email: homeless@nmcaa.net

Other VA Phone Numbers

(877) 222-8387: Health Care
(877) 424-3838: Homeless Veterans
(800) 827-1000: VA Benefits
(888) 827-3702: Home Loans
(800) 273-8255: Crisis Line