Supporting Our Veterans:
The SSVF Program at LINK of Hampton Roads
At LINK of Hampton Roads, we proudly introduce our Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program, dedicated to the well-being and stability of low-income veteran families in the Peninsula of Virginia. Our mission is clear: to promote housing stability for veterans and their families, whether they are currently residing in transitional housing or transitioning to permanent homes.
Fostering Stability: The core objective of our SSVF program is to enhance the housing stability of veteran families who are at risk of homelessness or are already facing housing challenges. We recognize that a stable home is the foundation for a brighter future.
We offer an array of vital services tailored to meet the unique needs of veteran families:
Case Management Services
VA Benefits Assistance
Access to Public Benefits
To be eligible for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families program, individuals must meet the following criteria:
Be a veteran or a member of a family where the head of household, or the spouse of the head of household, is a veteran.
Have very low income, with annual gross income at or below 50% of the local area median income for household size.
Be homeless or facing imminent homelessness, such as eviction or foreclosure.
To ensure that our services reach those in need, we ask for specific documentation during the intake process, including:
Photo ID for all adults in the household.
DD Form 214 showing discharge status (SSVF cannot serve individuals with a dishonorable discharge status).
Proof of all household income.
Copies of lease or landlord agreements (if currently housed).
Copy of a 72-hour notice or court-ordered move-out date if applicable.
Social Security cards of all household members.
Any other documents requested by our intake staff to determine eligibility.
Proudly in partnership with
Our Commitment at the LINK Veteran Bridge Housing Program
At LINK of Hampton Roads, our unwavering dedication to the well-being of our nation's veterans is at the heart of everything we do. We are proud to partner with the VA to operate a specialized Veterans Bridge Housing Program that offers vital support and services to those who have served our country.
Providing a Safe Haven:
Our Veterans Shelter comprises two welcoming houses that collectively accommodate up to six veterans. Each house is staffed with a dedicated full-time live-in manager who ensures a supportive and secure environment for our residents.
We understand that every veteran's journey is unique, which is why we offer a range of critical services. From food and shelter to access to essential resources, our aim is to provide a stable foundation for veterans during their 60 to 90 day stay with us.
We take a personalized approach to support veterans in achieving their individual goals. Whether it's accessing education and employment opportunities, addressing housing barriers, or receiving specialized care, we're here every step of the way.
Comfortable and Equipped:
Our houses are designed to offer comfort and practicality. Each veteran enjoys a private bedroom, and our facilities provide ample space for activities such as computer use, telephone access, and day courses.
A Path to Permanent Housing:
Our ultimate goal is to empower veterans to regain their independence and transition to permanent housing. Through a collaborative effort, veterans work towards securing their own housing solutions prior to discharge from our program.
We are proud to report that every veteran who enters and completes our program is provided with a permanent housing solution. This outcome is a testament to the commitment and hard work of both our veterans and our dedicated staff.
By VA Referral Only: Our program is accessible to veterans through VA referral only, ensuring that those who have served our nation receive the specialized care and support they deserve.