A helping hand up for U.S. military veterans

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) is a housing stability program serving veterans who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Goodwill partners with Volunteers of America to provide these intensive services to veterans and their families in Spokane, Stevens, Pend Orielle, Kootenai, Ferry, Lincoln, Whitman, and Bonner counties. SSVF is able to assist over 400 veterans each year.

SSVF uses a “housing first” approach to assisting Veterans. The focus is on housing stability, not treatment, with an emphasis on crisis intervention and client self-determination.  SSVF provides the following supportive services:

  • Outreach services 
  • Case management services
  • Assist participants to obtain VA benefits
  • Assist participants to obtain and coordinate the provision of other public benefits provided by Federal, State, or local agencies, or any eligible entity in the area served by the grantee (provided directly or through referral to partner agencies) 

The SSVF program is also able to offer some employment assistance services.  SSVF services are offered centrally out of offices in Spokane.

Mobile Outreach Teams hit the streets, parks, wooded areas, shelters, and any other connection they can make to build relationships with veterans who are homeless, and help them connect to the SSVF program.



SSVF Mobile Outreach Teams at work