What is Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)?

The SSVF outreach is designed to assist very low-income veterans and their families who are facing homelessness. This outreach intends to help veterans with obtaining and maintaining stable housing by overcoming and addressing housing barriers.

SOAR Certified
SOAR - (SSI/SSDI OUTREACH, ACCESS, AND RECOVERY) SOAR is a national program designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs administered by the Social Security Administration (SSA) for eligible adults who are experiencing or at risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.

Services include:

  • Housing counseling and case management
  • Links to mainstream and veterans' benefits
  • Life skills training and mentoring
  • Credit repair and counseling
  • Childcare assistance
  • Landlord/tenant mediation
  • Temporary financial assistance

Who Qualifies?

To qualify for Catholic Charities' SSVF outreach, an individual or his/her spouse must:

  • Be single or part of a family in which the head of the household, or spouse, is a veteran;
  • Have discharge status other than dishonorable;
  • Make less than 50% of area median income (AMI);
  • Be at risk of losing housing or currently homeless; and
  • Reside in 25 county service area which include Allen, Bourbon, Butler, Chase, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Cowley, Crawford, Elk, Greenwood, Harper, Harvey, Kingman, Labette, Marion, McPherson, Montgomery, Morris, Neosho, Reno, Rice, Sedgwick, Sumner, Wilson and Woodsen.

Application to SSVF

St. Anthony Family Shelter
256 N. Ohio Avenue
Wichita, KS 67214
Phone: 316-264-7233

Funded by:

Funded in part by a grant from the United States Department of Veteran Affairs. The opinions, findings and conclusions stated herein are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect those of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs.

For further assistance:

Veterans Crisis Line
Call 1-800-273-8255, press 1
or text a message to 8382555 

National Call Center for Veterans