Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

CAPO and its member agencies and partners are available to assist homeless Veterans and Veterans at risk of homelessness to obtain housing and other stabilizing supports. Contacts for SSVF programs operating within the 28-county geography of the Oregon Balance of State Continuum of Care (OR-505 CoC), otherwise known as Rural Oregon Continuum of Care (ROCC), are listed below.

Supportive Services for Veterans Families is a program funded by the Department of Veteran’s Affairs that aims to improve low-income housing stability.

To be eligible for the SSVF program and its services, you must be:

  • A Veteran (or member of a Veteran family) who served in the active military, naval, or air services, and who was released/discharged from that service under conditions other than dishonorable. A Veteran family is defined as a single person or a family in which the head of household or spouse is a Veteran as previously defined.

AND

Very low-income – household income must not exceed 50% of area median income.

Services (always based on eligibility and available funding):

  • Temporary financial assistance (TFA)through work with case managers: assistance with rental arrearages; utilities; moving expenses; security and utility deposits; among other things.
  • Outreach and case management services including assistance with obtaining VA benefits, other public benefits, and other agency-specific services.
  • Referrals for health care, daily living needs, personal financial planning services, payee services, legal services, housing counseling services, employment and training, education, child care referrals, drug and alcohol counseling referrals, vocational rehabilitation, and many other community supports and services.

Homelessness Prevention Webinar Recording and Forms
The SSVF National Webinar on August 17th presented the new Homelessness Prevention screening form and instructions. Grantees may begin to use this form immediately; however, it will be a required version as of October 1, 2016. The forms and webinar recording will be available on the SSVF University in the near future. Grantees are encouraged to review the Prevention Screening Policy and procedure and train staff accordingly.

Contacts

Oregon Balance of State SSVF Programs

General Information Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO)
veteranservices@caporegon.org
503-316-3951
County Agency Contact Website
Baker Community Connection of Northeast Oregon (CCNO) Linda Roberts
linda@ccno.org
1-800-838-3186
Wendi Story-McFarland, LCSW
208-422-1000 ext. 3501
Wendi.StoryMcFarland@va.gov
Bryan Bumgarner, HUD/VASH
208-996-7024
www.ccno.org
Benton Community Services Consortium (CSC) Sarah Hilton
Renee Woods
541-704-7638
ssvf@communityservices.us
www.communityservices.us
Clackamas Clackamas County Social Services (CCSS) 503-650-5750 www.clackamas.us
Clatsop Clatsop Community Action (CCA) Martha Olmstead
503-366-6559
molmstead@cat-team.org
www.cat-team.org
Columbia Community Action Team (CAT)

Martha Olmstead
503-366-6559
molmstead@cat-team.org

www.cat-team.org
Coos Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA) 541-435-7080 www.orcca.us
Crook Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) Cody Standiford 541-383-2793 www.covo-us.org
Curry Oregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA) 541-435-7080 www.orcca.us
Douglas United Community Action Network (UCAN) 541-672-3421 www.ucancap.org
Deschutes Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) Cody Standiford 541-383-2793 www.covo-us.org
Gilliam Call Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) for more information 541-298-5131
Grant Community Connection of Northeast Oregon (CCNO) Linda Roberts
linda@ccno.org
1-800-838-3186
Wendi Story-McFarland, LCSW
208-422-1000 ext. 3501
Wendi.StoryMcFarland@va.gov
Bryan Bumgarner, HUD/VASH
208-996-7024
www.ccno.org
Harney Community in Action (CinA) Peggy Yarbor
541-543-6024
peggy@cina.team
www.communityinaction.info
Hood River Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) Robert DeRocher 541-298-5131
bobd@mccac.com

Corenne Stewart
corennes@mccac.com
www.mccac.com
Jefferson Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO) Cody Standiford 541-383-2793 www.covo-us.org
Josephine United Community Action Network (UCAN) 541-956-4050 www.ucancap.org
Klamath Klamath-Lake Community Action Services (KLCAS) James Lindsey
541-882-3500 ext. 848
jlindsey@klcas.org
www.klcas.org
Lake Klamath-Lake Community Action Services (KLCAS) James Lindsey
541-882-3500 ext. 848
jlindsey@klcas.org
www.klcas.org
Lane St. Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County

541-743-7107

Also providing outreach in Florence, Cottage Grove and Oakridge.

www.svdp.us
Lincoln Community Services Consortium (CSC) Sarah Hilton
Renee Woods
541-704-7638
ssvf@communityservices.us
www.communityservices.us
Linn Community Services Consortium (CSC) Sarah Hilton
Renee Woods
541-704-7638
ssvf@communityservices.us
www.communityservices.us
Malheur Community in Action (CinA) Chris Sarter-Soto
541-889-9555 ext. 120
chris@cina.team
www.communityinaction.info
Marion Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency (MWVCAA) Linda Strike
503-399-9080 linda.strike@mwvcaa.org
www.mycommunityaction.org
Morrow Blue Mountain Action Council (BMACC) Zachery Knight, USMC Ret.
541-969-1503
zacheryk@bmacww.org
www.bmacww.org
Multnomah Transition Projects

Alex Glover
541-969-1503
aglover@tprojects.org

www.tprojects.org
Polk Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency (MWVCAA) Linda Strike
503-399-9080
linda.strike@mwvcaa.org
www.mycommunityaction.org
Sherman Mid-Columbia Community Action Council
(MCCAC)
Robert DeRocher
bobd@mccac.com
541-298-5131
Corenne Stewart
corennes@mccac.com
www.mccac.com
Tillamook

Community Action Team(CAT)

Martha Olmstead
503-366-6559
molmstead@cat-team.org
www.cat-team.org
Umatilla Blue Mountain Action Council (BMACC) Zachery Knight, USMC Ret.
541-969-1503
zacheryk@bmacww.org
www.bmacww.org
Union Blue Mountain Action Council (BMACC) Zachery Knight, USMC Ret.
541-969-1503
zacheryk@bmacww.org
www.bmacww.org
Wallowa Blue Mountain Action Council (BMACC) Zachery Knight, USMC Ret.
541-969-1503
zacheryk@bmacww.org
www.bmacww.org
Washington Contact Community Action Team (CAT) for more information 503-397-3511
Wasco Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) Robert DeRocher
bobd@mccac.com
541-298-5131
Corenne Stewart
corennes@mccac.com
www.mccac.com
Wheeler Contact Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) for more information 503-316-3951
Yamhill Yamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP) Kristen Henry kristenh@yamhillcap.org
503-687-1481
www.yamhillcap.org

Other Veteran Related Contacts

Resource Contact Website
Bereavement Counseling 1-202-461-6530  
Children of Women Vietnam Veterans (CWVV) 1-877-345-8179 (or)
1-888-820-1756
 
Civilian Health and Medical Program (CHAMPVA) 1-800-733-8387  
Debt Management Center (Collection of Non-Medical Debts) 1-800-827-0648  
Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) National Call Center for Homeless Veterans hotline 1-877-424-3838  
eBenefits (General Questions & Technical Issues) 1-800-983-0937  
Education (GI Bill): 1-888-442-4551  
Federal Recovery Coordination Program 1-877-732-4456  
Foreign Medical Program 1-888-820-1756  
Gulf War Veterans Helpline 1-800-749-8387  
Health Care Benefits 1-877-222-8387  
Homeless veterans 1-877-222-8387  
Income Verification and Means Testing 1-800-929-8387  
Life Insurance 1-800-669-8477  
Meds by Mail 1-888-385-0235 (or)
1-866-229-7389
 
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838  
National Cemetery Scheduling Office 1-800-535-1117  
National Personnel Records Center 1-314-801-0800  
National Resource Directory   www.nrd.gov/
Pension Management Center 1-877-294-6380  
Presidential Memorial Certificate Program 1-202-565-4964  
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned or Veteran-Owned Small Business 1-202-303-3260  
Special Health Issues 1-800-749-8387  
Spina Bifida/Children of Women Vietnam Veterans 1-888-820-1756  
Status of Headstones and Markers 1-800-697-6947  
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD) 1-800-829-4833  
VA Caregiver Support Line 1-855-260-3274  
VA for Vets 1-855-824-8387  
VA Inspector General 1-800-488-8244  
VA Justice Outreach Specialists Listed by State and Service Sites www.va.gov/homeless/vjo.asp
VA Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs 1-202-461-7600  
Veteran’s ID Theft Hot Line 1-800-333-4636  
Veterans’ Employment and Training Service (VETS) 1-866-487-2365  
Women Veterans 1-202-461-1070  
Wounded Warrior Resource Center 1-800-342-9647