In partnership with the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, Welcome Home assists Veterans and their families who are literally homeless, or are imminently in danger of becoming homeless, in obtaining and maintaining stable housing.
- Homelessness prevention and services for Veterans and their families
- Includes intensive case management, financial planning, and connection to VA benefits and services
- Housing identification and matching, improving capacity for long-term housing, income, and personal stability
- Direct financial assistance for upfront housing expenses like move-in deposits, security and utility deposits, household essentials and supplies
- Other supportive services, which may include: transportation assistance, landlord/tenant mediation, and budgeting
In order to be eligible for the SSVF program you must meet the following criteria:
- Veteran and Veteran Family status – a single Veteran, or a family in which the head of household or the spouse of the head of household is a Veteran.
- Low income – that does not exceed 50% of your area’s median income.
- Imminent Housing Loss/Homeless – you are either already in permanent housing and are trying to avoid eviction OR you are homeless but are scheduled to move into permanent housing within 90 days.
- Welcome Home’s SSVF Program provides services to the following counties: Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Cole, Cooper, Gasconade, Howard, Macon, Maries, Moniteau, Monroe, Montgomery, Osage, and Randolph.
Goals & Objectives:
- Participants at risk of becoming homeless will remain stably housed in appropriate, affordable housing
- Participants who enter the program homeless will be rapidly re-housed in appropriate, affordable housing
- Participants will receive supportive services focusing on improved capacity for long-term housing, income improvement, and personal stability
How to Apply for Admission into SSVF:
Pre-screening assessments can begin one of two ways:
1) SSVF Clinic at the VA held every other week:
Harry S. Truman Memorial VA, Room 532
800 Hospital Dr., Columbia, MO 65201
1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month, 2 – 4PM
Fax: (573) 449-5080
More About SSVF
The program was developed in response to a redirection of focus toward the homeless Veteran population that includes homeless prevention, rapid re-housing, and Housing First Models to combat the disproportionate number of Veterans experiencing homelessness. Assistance to Veterans is delivered through a variety of services to address current gaps in continuum of care for this group of individuals.