SSVF Program Update Friday November 22th, 2019
From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Date: November 22, 2019 at 11:28:55 AM EST
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday November 22th, 2019
1. Register Now: SSVF Rapid Resolution Office Hours November 22, 2019 3:00pm
2. Save the Date: SSVF National Webinar December 12, 2019 2:00 EST
3. New: Rapid Resolution HMIS Data Entry Revised Guidance
4. New: Video About VA Programs Helping Women Veterans Exiting Homelessness
Register Now: Office Hours November 22, 2019 3:00 PM EST
The SSVF Program Office will continue to support SSVF providers as they implement Rapid Resolution in their communities. The next SSVF Rapid Resolution Office Hours call will take place on November 22, 2019 at 3:00 EST. This call will provide an overview of ***UPDATED GUIDANCE*** related to Rapid Resolution revised HMIS data entry requirements.
Please register for SSVF Rapid Resolution Office Hours - November 22, 2019 on Nov 22, 2019 3:00 PM EST at:
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Save the Date: SSVF National Webinar December 12, 2019 2:00 EST
Staff from the VA Homeless Program Office Clinical Operations will present an overview of S.A.V.E training, a nationally recognized best practice method for Veteran suicide prevention. Participants will learn the steps of S.A.V.E. and receive instructions on what resources to connect to when identifying a Veteran who is at risk of suicide. SSVF Program Office staff will also review requirements for all SSVF grantee agency staff regarding Suicide Prevention training.
Registration information will be provided when available.
New: Rapid Resolution HMIS Data Entry Revised Guidance
The SSVF Program Office has received many comments from SSVF providers voicing their concerns about the Rapid Resolution HMIS data entry requirements. These expressed concerns combined with new SSVF screening and enrollment guidance have prompted the SSVF Program Office to make changes to how and when SSVF providers should conduct Rapid Resolution conversations with Veterans. Effective immediately, the SSVF Program Office recommends that Rapid Resolution conversations only be conducted with Veterans who have been enrolled in SSVF RRH or HP projects. This new guidance eliminates the need for grantees to enter Rapid Resolution conversations and the results of those conversations into a separate Coordinated Entry Event HMIS project. While the SSVF Program Office will no longer be tracking the numbers of Rapid Resolution conversations in HMIS; it is expected that grantees will attempt Rapid Resolution with the majority of Veterans who are seeking SSVF assistance. Detailed information about these changes will be presented during the November 22 Rapid Resolution Office Hours call and included in the updated Rapid Resolution Compliance Guide when it is released later in November.
New: Video About VA Programs Helping Women Veterans Exiting Homelessness
The VA Homeless Program Office has published a video about VHA programs for homeless Veterans. In the video, two women Veterans bravely share stories about difficulties they faced after completing their military service, which resulted in both becoming homeless with their young children. As a result of supports provided by VA Medical Centers, SSVF grantees, and community partners, both Veterans and their children are now in stable housing and on the pathway to brighter days. The SSVF program office would like to acknowledge the work of SSVF Regional Coordinator, Maxine Pulliam for her participation in helping with the video production. We also want to extend a special thank you to the Veterans who shared their stories in hopes of helping other Veterans. The video was premiered at the recent Permanent Housing Conferences and will air on YouTube, the VA's website and in VA waiting rooms across the country.
View the video here: https://youtu.be/W-fsxpa2GRo
SSVF Program Office