Homelessness is a common struggle in America

Centerstone offers Supportive Services for Veteran Families to provide assistance to veterans and their families who are at risk for homelessness in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families prevents homelessness by helping qualifying veterans and their families gain access to the resources they need in order to successfully transition to or maintain permanent housing.

Through the SSVF program, Centerstone’s Community Support Specialists provide guidance and coordination to veterans and their families, helping them make informed decisions, understand their options and gain access to VA benefits. In addition, Community Support Specialists connect veterans and families with other community resources including:

SSVF is a service of Centerstone, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

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What to Expect

Interested Veterans and their families work with a Centerstone Community Support Specialist to complete an eligibility screening and assessment. Once enrolled, participants in the SSVF program work closely with Centerstone Staff to identify barriers and determine what support services are necessary to meet essential needs.

Eligibility

The program is offered to single Veterans or Veteran families where the head of the household or spouse is a Veteran. In addition, eligible participants must have a household income that does not exceed 50 percent of the median area income.

Lastly, Veterans and their families may be eligible for the SSVF program if they have recently lost their home, are struggling to keep their current home, or are currently homeless but expect to be in permanent housing within the next 90 days.

To determine if you are eligible for the program or for more information, please contact us at 615.460.4385 (TN) or 270.282.0121 (KY).

You may also connect with one of the Centerstone SSVF office locations in Davidson, Rutherford or Montgomery counties by calling this number.

 

Where We Serve

Tennessee

In Tennessee, we offer services in the following counties:

Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Macon, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties

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Resources

One of the main goals of the SSVF program is to get veterans and their families connected into their communities’ resources. Below are some resources that may be helpful to you:

VA Medical Center: (615) 327-4751
TN Dept of Veterans Affairs: (615) 741-2931

Middle Tennessee Resources

 

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Contact Us

Call us at 615.460.4385 (TN) or 270.282.0121 (KY)

Or use the contact form below to connect with us by email.

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Send us an email with any questions you may have about SSVF.
  • If you don't have an email, please call us at 615.460.4385.
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Want to apply for Supportive Services for Veteran Families?

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SSVF is a service of Centerstone, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Get Started

If you are interested in applying for Support Services for Veteran Families, use the form below to get started.

This form is somewhat exhaustive and will require 15 – 30 minutes to complete.

Client will need to bring the following documents to 1st meeting with SSVF Staff:

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HOMELESSNESS IS A COMMON STRUGGLE IN AMERICA

Centerstone offers Supportive Services for Veteran Families to provide assistance to veterans and their families who are at risk for homelessness in Tennessee and Kentucky.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families prevents homelessness by helping qualifying veterans and their families gain access to the resources they need in order to successfully transition to or maintain permanent housing.

Through the SSVF program, Centerstone’s Community Support Specialists provide guidance and coordination to veterans and their families, helping them make informed decisions, understand their options and gain access to VA benefits. In addition, Community Support Specialists connect veterans and families with other community resources including:

  • Housing counseling services
  • Health care services
  • Personal financial planning services
  • Transportation services
  • Employment services
  • Income support services
  • Legal services
  • Child care
  • Daily living services

Temporary financial assistance payments may also be available to help with expenses such as rent, utility fees, security deposits, moving costs, transportation and child care.

SSVF is a service of Centerstone, made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

What to Expect


Interested Veterans and their families work with a Centerstone Community Support Specialist to complete an eligibility screening and assessment. Once enrolled, participants in the SSVF program work closely with Centerstone Staff to identify barriers and determine what support services are necessary to meet essential needs.

Cost of service

A grant-funded program through the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, SSVF is available at no cost to eligible candidates in 20 Middle Tennessee counties and seven Kentucky counties.

Eligibility

The program is offered to single Veterans or Veteran families where the head of the household or spouse is a Veteran. In addition, eligible participants must have a household income that does not exceed 50 percent of the median area income.

Lastly, Veterans and their families may be eligible for the SSVF program if they have recently lost their home, are struggling to keep their current home, or are currently homeless but expect to be in permanent housing within the next 90 days.

TO DETERMINE IF YOU ARE ELIGIBLE FOR THE PROGRAM OR FOR MORE INFORMATION, PLEASE CONTACT US AT 615.460.4385 (TN) OR 270.282.0121 (KY). You may also connect with one of the Centerstone SSVF office locations in Davidson, Rutherford or Montgomery counties by calling this number.

Where We Serve


Tennessee

In Tennessee, we offer services in the following counties:

Bedford, Cannon, Cheatham, Coffee, Davidson, Dickson, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Macon, Maury, Montgomery, Robertson, Rutherford, Smith, Stewart, Sumner, Trousdale, Williamson and Wilson counties

Kentucky

In Kentucky, we offer services in the following counties:

Allen, Ballard, Barren, Calloway, Carlisle, Christian, Edmondson, Fulton, Graves, Hart, Hickman, Logan, Marshall, McCracken, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, Todd, Trigg and Warren counties

Resources


One of the main goals of the SSVF program is to get veterans and their families connected into their communities’ resources. Below are some resources that may be helpful to you:

Middle Tennessee Resources

Contact Us


CALL US AT 615.460.4385 (TN) OR 270.282.0121 (KY)

Or use the contact form below to connect with us by email.










Get Started


If you are interested in applying for Support Services for Veteran Families, use the form below to get started.

This form is somewhat exhaustive and will require 15 – 30 minutes to complete.

SSVF Screening Tool





Service







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No

Hostile
Friendly




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No



Male
Female




Yes
No

Yes (if yes, you will be asked to provide a copy)
No

Housing Information



Yes
No


Yes
No

What is veteran’s current address?












Convicted Felon
Bad Criminal History
Bad Credit
History of Evictions
Other


Yes
No


Income



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No



Yes
No


Additional Information



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No

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No



Client will need to bring the following documents to 1st meeting with SSVF Staff:

  • Copy of DD 214
  • Proof of Current Income
  • Copies of any overdue bills client needs assistance paying
  • If in housing, copy of an eviction notice and lease agreement
  • If HUD-VASH, copy of letter stating they are a VASH client
  • ID Card, Social Security Card and Marriage License, (if married)