WHAT WE DO:
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. Through the SSVF program, Okanogan County Community Action 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, Okanogan County Community Action connect Veterans and families with other community resources including:
•Housing counseling services
•Health care services
•Personal financial planning services
•Income support services
•Daily living services
Temporary financial assistance payments may also be available to help with expenses such as rent, utility fees, security deposits, moving costs, transportation and child care.
* Must have served at least one day of active duty
* Must not have received a dishonorable discharge
* Low-income according to program guidelines
* Homeless or at risk of homelessness
* Not already receiving services from another SSVF Program
* Able to obtain housing “but for’ a barrier that SSVF Program can address
* Willing to participate in finding a solution
* Individuals, traditional families, and non-traditional families welcome.
MUST BE ABLE TO SHOW DOCUMENTATION OF VETERAN STATUS AND INCOME VERIFICATION DOCUMENTATION (E.G: PAYSTUBS) OR BE WILLING TO CERTIFY THEMSELVES AS HOMELESS.
Clients must fall into one of three categories.
Category 1: Residing in permanent housing but at imminent risk of homelessness.
Category 2: Homeless, but scheduled to be permanently housed within 90 days.
Category 3: Exited permanent housing in the last 90 days.
How to Sign Up
Call our main office at (509) 422-4041 or toll free 1-877-641-0101 to schedule an appointment or contact:
- Katrina Cates, Veterans Advocate (509) 557-9369
- Jason Allen, Veteran Healthcare Navigator (509) 859-2962
Client Missed Appointment Procedure
Clients who are a no call / show to their first scheduled appointment for rent, utilities, or donated appointments shall be rescheduled to the next available appointment. If a client is a no call / show for their second rescheduled appointment and wishes to reschedule again, they will be asked to submit their supporting documentation before getting another scheduled appointment.
Clients who are a no call / show to their first shelter appointment shall be rescheduled to the next available appointment. Clients who are a no call / show to their rescheduled appointment will be placed back on the shelter waiting list and the next person will get scheduled.