InteCare Receives Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grant

InteCare is very pleased to announce the start up of our new Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. InteCare was awarded a grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs in the amount of 1.4 million dollars. The goal of the SSVF Program is to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing. The grant funds eleven staff positions including a program supervisor, program assistant, five case managers and four peer mentors. Case management and peer mentor positions are subcontracted through four major mental health centers in the Indianapolis area including Adult and Child, Aspire, Gallahue and Midtown.

The program officially went live on November 20, 2013. The counties served by the grant include: Marion, Madison, Shelby, Johnson, Hancock, Hamilton & Boone.

To receive supportive services under this program you must:

1) Be a Veteran, or the member of a family in which the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household is a Veteran.

2) Meet income eligibility requirements: Your household annual income cannot exceed 50% of the area median income (AMI).

3) Be homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.

What is the definition of a Veteran under the SSVF program? A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was released under conditions other than dishonorable.

InteCare’s SSVF program will provide the following services as they relate to housing stability:

  • Outreach services
  • Case management services
  • Peer support services
  • Assistance obtaining VA benefits
  • Assistance obtaining other public benefits and needed services within the community
  • Temporary financial assistance that is necessary to stabilize housing
  • Housing counseling & assistance with housing searches
  • Financial planning as it relates to stabilizing housing
  • Transportation services
  • Child care as it relates to stabilizing housing

To arrange an eligibility screening appointment please call the SSVF toll free line at (855) 896-4345. SSVF staff are available to make community presentations and can make arrangements to meet with SSVF applicants at other locations when necessary. For further information regarding the SSVF program please contact SSVF Program Supervisor, Ashley Peavler at 317.472.4395 or at apeavler@intecare.org. Information about the program can also be found atwww.Facebook.com/InteCareSSVF.

Please feel free to print the flyer or brochure below for anyone interested in the InteCare SSVF program.

InteCare SSVF Flyer

InteCare SSVF Brochure

To watch a video about the SSVF program click here.