WestCare Pacific Islands – Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Phone: 1-671-989-0234/5 , 1-671-482-9001 (hotline)
Types of Services Offered: Housing Services, Education & Training, Support Services, Employment Services
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The SSVF program is funded by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs and is administered by WestCare Pacific Islands to provide supportive services for low or very low-income veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. These services are designed to increase the housing stability of veteran families that are at-risk of or experiencing homelessness.
- Housing Stability, Case Management and Housing Location and Inspection
- Emergency/Temporary Financial Assistance to acquire or maintain permanent housing
- Tenant rights and responsibilities education and support
- Asset development and financial literacy
- Job readiness and employment placement services
- Referral for health care, daily living, wellness, transportation, legal, and child care services
Reflection Center 222 Chalan Santo Papa, Suite 102, Hagatna, GUAM, GUAM
1-671-989-0234/5 , 1-671-482-9001 (hotline)
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
SSVF Program Eligibility
1. Be a Veteran: a member of the family in which the Veteran is the head of household or the spouse of the head of household is the Veteran.
2. Very Low-Income Household: income does not exceed 50% of the Area Median Income (AMI)*
3. Be homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless.
SSVF Categories for “Occupying Permanent Housing”
Category 1: Is residing in permanent housing and at risk of becoming literally homeless but for grantee’s assistance. (Homeless Prevention)
Category 2: Is literally homeless, and at risk to remain in this situation but for grantee’s assistance, and scheduled to become a resident of permanent housing within 90 days pending the location or development of housing suitable for permanent housing. (Rapid Housing)
Category 3: Is literally homeless after exiting permanent housing within the previous 90 days to seek other housing that is responsive to the very low-income Veteran family’s needs and preferences. (Rapid Rehousing)
Increase immediate access to needed services including healthcare, housing, transportation, employment & training and food.
- Streamline applications
- “No wrong door” collaboration or “No Veteran Left Behind”
- Having designated points of contacts who have experience in working with Veterans
- Substance abuse, detoxification and residential treatment
- Residential program for Veterans with severe mental illness
- Inpatient and outpatient services for PTS and TBI
- Emergency intermediate and long-term housing for Veterans
Identification, training, nurturing of family and community members for long-term support.
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