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Supportive Services for Veteran Families

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 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.

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 261 HOMELESS VETERANS FIND HOUSING IN 2017

In Tulsa, 126 veterans were identified as homeless in a January 2017 survey. In 2017, SSVF helped 261 homeless veterans find housing, and supported 432 veteran households in need across 19 counties in Northeastern Oklahoma. 

For More Information

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

This initiative aligns with CSC’s overall strategic plan.  Learn More

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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Current Priorities

  • Pursuing CARF Accreditation
  • Continued focus on housing for chronically homeless veterans
  • Rural county outreach for homeless veterans
  • Continued collaboration with our community partners

 

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