Supportive Services for Veteran Families at the University of Vermont 105 Carrigan Dr. Burlington, VT 05405 US

(802) 656-3232


Supportive Services for Veteran families at the UNIVERSITY of Ver

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

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Who Are We

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) at the University of Vermont (UVM) is a program to help very-low income Veteran families who are homeless or imminently at risk of homelessness gain and retain stable housing. SSVF programs are funded through the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs (VA) to provide services to Veterans and their families.  

Program Eligibility

1. A Veteran or a member of a family in which the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household, is a Veteran. The term “Veterans” for purposes of SSVF means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, regardless of length of service, and who was discharged or released therefrom. Veteran excludes a person who received a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces or was discharged or dismissed from the Armed Forces by reason of the sentence of a general court-martial. 

2. Very Low Income: Less than 50% of the Area Median Income (to be determined during the screening process).

3. Experiencing literal homeless or facing homelessness within 30 days.


Area of Service

SSVF at the University of Vermont provides homeless services throughout all 13 counties in the state of Vermont and in Clinton County, New York.

Services Offered

  • Outreach
  • Rapid Rehousing Assistance
  • Homeless Prevention Services
  • Case Management
  • Housing Counseling Services
  • Landlord Supports 
  • Financial Counseling Services
  • Temporary Financial Assistance 
  • Connections to VA benefits and Programs
  • Connections to public benefits provided by Federal, State, or local agencies
  • Connection to SSI/SSDI Outreach, Access, and Recovery (SOAR) services
  • Connections to Employment Services
  • Connections to Legal Services

Who do I contact?

If you are a Veteran or know of a Veteran family experiencing homelessness or at risk of homelessness within the next 30 day days please call our intake line at 802-656-3232.  If we are not able to assist you we will be able to provide referrals for other programs throughout Vermont and Clinton County, NY.  

About Us

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SSVF at the University of Vermont has met the standards and achieved accreditation through the Council on Accreditation (COA)

COA accreditation affirms that an organization meets the highest national standards of best practice and establishes the organization’s credibility as effective and professionally sound. In addition, it provides assurance to all of our stakeholders that SSVF at the University of Vermont is delivering high-quality services in our community, conducting its operations successfully, and managing its funds effectively.

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SSVF at the University of Vermont

SSVF at the University of Vermont has been providing SSVF services since 2013 and provides services to approximately 146 Veteran families annually. 

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VETERANS RIGHTS

  

As a Veteran you have the right….

1. To be treated equally, professionally, and with respect, regardless of your gender, legal history, ability/disability, age sexuality, race, ethnicity, housing status, or any other protected class.

2. To be assessed for available services as a Veteran with your Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) issued photo identification (ID), whether or not you have you DD214.

3. To access or be directly referred to services you need for which you are eligible and that are available within your local community.

4. To have your phone number and general location with a time you can be reached requested so you can receive a text message, phone call, or in-person follow-up within a reasonable time, and to assist you with applying for a subsidized Universal Services Administration Lifeline phone plan, when needed.

Who to contact with concerns:

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
at the
University of Vermont
Rebecca Gural, Program Manager
P: 802-656-3232
Email: Rebecca.Gural@uvm.edu

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SSVF at the University of Vermont

105 Carrigan Drive, Burlington, Vermont 05405

Phone: (802) 656-3232 Fax: (802) 656-2419 Email: ssvf@ssvf-uvm.com

Hours

Mon

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Tue

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Wed

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Thu

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Fri

8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Sat

Closed

Sun

Closed

If you are in need of housing assistance when our office is closed or on a weekend or holiday please call 2-1-1 for assistance.