Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Veterans: For immediate assistance, please dial 2-1-1

Helping Homeless Veterans Home

Community Service Council’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (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.

We serve 35 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma which include Beckham, Caddo, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Kay, Kiowa, Mayes, McClain, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Roger Mills, Rogers, Stephens, Tillman, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, and Washita.

Our Location: The Wright Building, 115 West 3rd Street, Suite 600, Tulsa, OK 74103

Eligible Participants Include:

  • Veterans with at least one day of active service after training is completed and any discharge other than dishonorable;
  • Household income is below 50% of the area median income; and
  • Veteran is literally homeless or imminently facing eviction

Our Impact 

WE HELPED 272 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND HOUSING IN 2019

In Tulsa, 106 veterans were identified as homeless in a January 2019 survey. In 2019, across multiple counties in Oklahoma, we helped 272 homeless veterans find housing, and assisted an additional 434 veteran households in need. 

For More Information

Rachel Runfola, Program Director
918.588.8418
rrunfola@csctulsa.org
For immediate assistance > DIAL 2-1-1

We expanded our service area in 2020:

Counties We Serve

Beckham, Caddo, Cherokee, Comanche, Cotton, Craig, Creek, Delaware, Garfield, Garvin, Grady, Greer, Harmon, Jackson, Jefferson, Kay, Kiowa, Mayes, McClain, Muskogee, Noble, Nowata, Okmulgee, Osage, Ottawa, Pawnee, Payne, Roger Mills, Rogers, Stephens, Tillman, Tulsa, Wagoner, Washington, and Washita.

Our Work

  • Outreach
  • Supportive Case Management
  • Landlord/Tenant Support
  • Temporary Financial Assistance for housing stability support
  • Community Referrals
  • Employment Counseling
  • Assistance with VA and other public benefits

Our Partners

  • The VA Homeless Program
  • The Tulsa Day Center for the Homeless
  • Volunteers of America Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program
  • The Coffee Bunker

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SSVF Program Director Rachel Runfola talks
about how we help veterans in need (July 2020) > 

 

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