(SSVF) Program Update Friday, June 12th, 2020
From: Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Sent: Friday, June 12, 2020 1:55 PM
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday, June 12th, 2020
1.REGISTER NOW: SSVF Office Hours – From Hotel to Housing June 19th @ 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm EST
2.ATTENTION: SSVF Grantee COVID019 Resource Toolkit
3.RESOURCE: Nationwide Eviction Resource Page
4.AVAILABLE NOW: Recorded Webinar, Great SSVF Staffing Strategies and Samples
5.UPCOMING WEBINAR: Elicit-Provide-Elicit: A Motivational Interviewing Technique to Enhance Homeless Program Staff's Services to Veterans Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 @ 1 pm EST
REGISTER NOW: SSVF Office Hours – From Hotel to Housing June 19th @ 12:00 EST
Over the last three months, SSVF Grantees have had to adapt to unprecedented challenges. Amidst these ever-changing times, SSVF Grantees have brought a high volume of Veteran households to safety by placing them in Emergency Housing. During this same effort, SSVF Grantees have continued to work with Veteran households and local partners to ensure that permanent housing searches and placements are still being pursued. Please join us on Friday, June 19th, from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm EST to hear from four SSVF Grantees on how they were able to accept Emergency Housing referrals while still carrying on with permanent housing search and placements. You will find that their strategies and promising practices, while created for their specific communities, can be applied around the country. Grantees may register using the link below:
ATTENTION: SSVF Grantee COVID-19 Resource Toolkit
As the SSVF Program Office continues to support Grantees serving Veterans during COVID-19, we want to ensure we are sharing the newest and best information possible. With our TA providers' efforts, the SSVF Program Office will continue to share information learned from Grantees in a collection of documents intended to create a Grantee Resource Toolkit to support service provisions during this time. TA has developed three documents to date, for Grantees to review.
•SSVF and Homeless Prevention Considerations During COVID-19
•SSVF Staffing Considerations During COVID-19
•SSVF Income Use Considerations During COVID-19
While our TA providers will continue to develop information for Grantees to review and utilize, these documents can be found on the SSVF website, under SSVF Response to COVID 19 Guidance section, at the link below:
RESOURCE: Nationwide Eviction Resource Page
The SSVF Program Office would like to share a link to nationwide resources related to eviction protections, moratoriums, and legal aid resources. The Primary website is called, Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj, and is a collection of links to information Grantees might find useful and informative. By sharing information and resources that have been suggested to the Program Office, the intention is that Grantees can access information that might be helpful to efficiently and effectively serve our homeless Veteran population. Please feel free to explore this resource further at the link below:
AVAILABLE NOW: Recorded Webinar, Great SSVF Staffing Strategies and Samples
The SSVF Program Office, with the support of Technical Assistance, recorded a webinar to highlight SSVF Grantee staffing strategies and samples from the field. The webinar, which featured guest speakers from four SSVF Grantee agencies, provided insight on how they were able to mobilize their teams quickly to support Veteran households being placed in Emergency Housing, while also balancing the staff's workload capacity and morale.
This link takes you directly to the recorded webinar:
Link is also available on the SSVF website at:
under Official Guide to the SSVF Program, Supportive Services, Connection to Mainstream Resources.
UPCOMING WEBINAR: Elicit-Provide-Elicit: A Motivational Interviewing Technique to Enhance Homeless Program Staff's Services to Veterans Wednesday, June 17th, 2020 @ 1 pm EST
VACO, Homeless Programs Office, and VA's National Center on Homelessness among Veterans, in collaboration with the VHA Employee Education system, is presenting a webinar for VA and non-VA Multi-disciplinary staff serving homeless Veterans. This webinar will focus on the use of Motivational Interviewing techniques to foster and strengthen a productive working alliance and reduce potential client-provider discord. Grantees will need to register for the webinar ahead of the start time at the link below.
SSVF Program Office