Veterans and Their Families

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Do you know a homeless Veteran? Please call (916) 228-3153

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs' Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program awards grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives who can provide supportive services to very low-income Veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. 

Grantees provide eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may include:

  • Supportive Services
  • Transportation services
  • Child care services
  • Housing Assistance

Funded by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program is administered through Volunteers of America to provide supportive services to extremely low or very low-income veterans* and veteran families.

Joseph Groll Served honorably in Iraq, but struggled to find work and secure housing when he returned.

What is a Veteran?

A veteran is defined as a person who has served in any branch of the Armed Forces of the United States. You are a veteran even if you were never stationed in a combat zone, and regardless of your discharge status. However, SSVF cannot assist those who were dishonorably discharged.


To receive supportive services under the SSVF program, you must:

  • Be a veteran.*
  • Reside in Sacramento, El Dorado, Placer and Yolo Counties.
  • Extremely low income. (Your household income must not exceed 30 percent of area median income as adjusted. See income limits schedule below.)
  • Homeless, or at immediate risk of becoming homeless.

Fiscal Year 2018 Income Limits

Monthly Income Limit

1 person $2117 - $2430
2 people $2417 - $2775
3 people $2721 - $3121
4 people $3021 - $3467
5 people $3263 - $3746
6 people $3504 - $4025
7 people $3746 - $4300


To find out if you are eligible, please call us at (916) 228-3153.

Once you have scheduled an appointment, please bring the following documents to your meeting:

  • A photo I.D.
  • An undeleted DD-214 that shows discharge status or current VA medical card
  • Proof of any income for last 90 days if applicable
  • Copies of landlord agreements (lease, eviction notice)
  • Social Security cards of family members
  • Birth certificates of dependent children