It is truly disturbing to realize how many Veterans and Veteran families are among those who are homeless, or at risk of becoming homeless. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is in place to help find housing and hope for those Veterans who number among Baltimore’s most vulnerable.
Through our partnership with the SSVF Program, Project PLASE aims to improve housing stability for very low-income veteran families.
In FY 2015, 568 Veterans and families were either rapidly re-housed or retained housing due to Project PLASE’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.
The Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program offers a full continuum of services to qualified veterans that includes: outreach services with intensive short-term case management. Referral assistance is also available for public and VA benefits, healthcare, childcare, employment and job training, legal services, financial planning, housing placement, security deposit and 1st month’s rent assistance, eviction prevention, and utilities assistance.
Veterans with disabilities involving mobility issues will be seen at our 1814 Maryland Avenue office, which is Wheelchair Accessible. Others can come to our location at 3549-3601 Old Frederick Road for intake. If you are in need of services and cannot come to one of our locations, please call Mike at 410-837-1400, ext. 123. Our after hours emergency phone number, where you may leave a message, is (443) 467-8418.
SSVF Program Eligibility Requirements
Veteran with anything but dishonorable discharge (single person), and/or a veteran household (an individual who is a veteran or family where the veteran is the head of the household or the spouse of the head of the household)
Very low income where the household income does not exceed 50% of the area median income.
Literally homeless, or about to lose housing.
Project PLASE case managers are experienced, trained, professional social workers, who truly care about helping others, and have a unique understanding of veterans’ needs.
You Can Help!
SSVF personnel are available to make presentations to your workplace or community group. Please call Mike at 410-837-1400, ext. 123 for information.