CSC’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) announces that the program was selected out of 81 applicants for a Cox Charities grant. A total of $10,000 will be awarded to SSVF for the purpose of providing house-warming kits for the veterans we serve who were previously homeless and are now in a safe place they can call home.
In Tulsa on a single night in January 2019, 106 veterans were identified as homeless in a survey conducted by the Community Service Council and partners. In 2018, SSVF helped 267 homeless veterans find housing, and supported 417 veteran households in need across 19 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma.
SSVF is a rapid rehousing program funded by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Supportive Service for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant. Formerly known as BRRX4VETS, SSVF uses the Housing First model to provide temporary intervention and short term assistance to very low-income veteran families who are homeless or facing eviction. The program serves 19 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma which include Tulsa, Osage, Pawnee, Creek, Okmulgee, Payne, Nowata, Craig, Ottawa, Delaware, Rogers, Mayes, Wagoner, Cherokee, Kay, Muskogee, Noble and Washington.
SSVF and all of the Community Service Council are grateful to Cox for believing in our mission.