Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

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

CAPO employs staff in Klamath County to serve veterans in that county, and contracts with five members of the Community Action network to provide SSVF services in 11 additional rural counties that are part of the Oregon Balance of State Continuum of Care (OR-505 CoC), otherwise known as Rural Oregon Continuum of Care (ROCC).

Are you a Veteran in need of support? 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 (based on eligibility and available funding):

  • Temporary financial assistance (TFA), assistance with past due rent; utilities; moving expenses; security and utility deposits; and other related costs.
  • 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.

Contacts

Oregon Balance of State SSVF Programs

General InformationCommunity Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) veteranservices@caporegon.org 503-316-3951
CountyAgencyContactWebsite
BakerCommunity Connection of Northeast Oregon (CCNO)

Lori Barker  541-523-6591 lori@ccno.org

Wendi Story-McFarland, LCSW 208-422-1000 ext. 3501 Wendi.StoryMcFarland@va.gov

Bryan Bumgarner, HUD/VASH 208-996-7024

www.ccno.org
BentonCommunity Services Consortium (CSC)Sarah Hilton Renee Woods 541-704-7638 ssvf@communityservices.uswww.communityservices.us
ClackamasClackamas County Social Services (CCSS)

Damon Hays

503-280-4762

damon.hays@tprojects.org

www.tprojects.org
ClatsopClatsop Community Action (CCA)Heather Johnson 503-366-6559 hjohnson@cat-team.orgwww.cat-team.org
ColumbiaCommunity Action Team (CAT)

Heather Johnson 503-366-6559 hjohnson@cat-team.org

www.cat-team.org
CoosOregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA)541-435-7080www.orcca.us
CrookCentral Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO)

Kathy Skidmore 541-383-2793

www.covo-us.org
CurryOregon Coast Community Action (ORCCA)541-435-7080www.orcca.us
DouglasUnited Community Action Network (UCAN)541-672-3421www.ucancap.org
DeschutesCentral Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO)

Kathy Skidmore 541-383-2793

www.covo-us.org
GilliamCall Mid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC) for more information 541-298-5131
GrantCommunity Connection of Northeast Oregon (CCNO)

Angie Uptmor 541-963-3186 angieuptmor@centurylink.net

Wendi Story-McFarland, LCSW 208-422-1000 ext. 3501 Wendi.StoryMcFarland@va.gov

Bryan Bumgarner, HUD/VASH 208-996-7024

www.ccno.org
HarneyCommunity in Action (CinA)Peggy Yarbor
541-543-6024 peggy@cina.team
www.communityinaction.info
Hood RiverMid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC)Amanda Ramey 
541-298-5131
amanda@mccac.com

Corenne Stewart corennes@mccac.com

www.mccac.com
JacksonACCESS

541-779-6691

accesshelps.org
JeffersonCentral Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO)

Kathy Skidmore

541-383-2793

www.covo-us.org
JosephineUnited Community Action Network (UCAN)541-956-4050www.ucancap.org
KlamathKlamath & Lake Community Action ServicesRose Bradshaw
541-887-8287 rbradshaw@caporegon.org
www.klcas.org
LakeKlamath & Lake Community Action ServicesRose Bradshaw
541-887-8287 rbradshaw@caporegon.org
www.klcas.org
LaneSt. Vincent De Paul Society of Lane County

541-743-7107

Also providing outreach in Florence, Cottage Grove and Oakridge.

www.svdp.us
LincolnCommunity Services Consortium (CSC)Sarah Hilton Renee Woods 541-704-7638 ssvf@communityservices.uswww.communityservices.us
LinnCommunity Services Consortium (CSC)Sarah Hilton Renee Woods 541-704-7638 ssvf@communityservices.uswww.communityservices.us
MalheurCommunity in Action (CinA)Priscilla Garcia 541-889-1060 priscilla@cina.teamwww.communityinaction.info
MarionEasterseals Oregon
SSVF

Andrew Rice, Program Manager 971-304-7140
arice@or.easterseals.com

www.easterseals.com/oregon/our-programs/military-veteran-services/
MorrowBlue Mountain Action Council (BMACC)Steve Jensen stephenj@bmacww.orgwww.bmacww.org
MultnomahTransition Projects

Damon Hays

503-280-4762

damon.hays@tprojects.org

www.tprojects.org
PolkEasterseals Oregon
SSVF

Andrew Rice, Program Manager 971-304-7140
arice@or.easterseals.com

www.easterseals.com/oregon/our-programs/military-veteran-services/
ShermanMid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC)

Amanda Ramey 541-298-5131 amanda@mccac.com

Corenne Stewart corennes@mccac.com

www.mccac.com
Tillamook

Community Action Team(CAT)

Heather Johnson 503-366-6559 hjohnson@cat-team.orgwww.cat-team.org
UmatillaBlue Mountain Action Council (BMACC)

James Yarbrough (541) 969-1503 jamesy@bmacww.org

www.bmacww.org
UnionBlue Mountain Action Council (BMACC)James Yarbrough (541) 969-1503 jamesy@bmacww.orgwww.bmacww.org
WallowaBlue Mountain Action Council (BMACC)James Yarbrough (541) 969-1503 jamesy@bmacww.orgwww.bmacww.org
WashingtonContact Community Action Team (CAT) for more information 503-397-3511
WascoMid-Columbia Community Action Council (MCCAC)

Amanda Ramey 541-298-5131 amanda@mccac.com

Corenne Stewart corennes@mccac.com

www.mccac.com
WheelerContact Community Action Partnership of Oregon (CAPO) for more information 503-316-3951
YamhillYamhill Community Action Partnership (YCAP)Kevin Keister
503-687-1481 x1481 KevinK@yamhillcap.org 
www.yamhillcap.org

Other Veteran Related Contacts

ResourceContactWebsite
Bereavement Counseling1-202-461-6530 
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 hotline1-877-424-3838 
eBenefits (General Questions & Technical Issues)1-800-983-0937 
Education (GI Bill):1-888-442-4551 
Federal Recovery Coordination Program1-877-732-4456 
Foreign Medical Program1-888-820-1756 
Gulf War Veterans Helpline1-800-749-8387 
Health Care Benefits1-877-222-8387 
Homeless veterans1-877-222-8387 
Income Verification and Means Testing1-800-929-8387 
Life Insurance1-800-669-8477 
Meds by Mail1-888-385-0235 (or) 1-866-229-7389 
National Call Center for Homeless Veterans1-877-424-3838 
National Cemetery Scheduling Office1-800-535-1117 
National Personnel Records Center1-314-801-0800 
National Resource Directory www.nrd.gov/
Pension Management Center1-877-294-6380 
Presidential Memorial Certificate Program1-202-565-4964 
Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned or Veteran-Owned Small Business1-202-303-3260 
Special Health Issues1-800-749-8387 
Spina Bifida/Children of Women Vietnam Veterans1-888-820-1756 
Status of Headstones and Markers1-800-697-6947 
Telecommunications Device for the Deaf (TDD)1-800-829-4833 
VA Caregiver Support Line1-855-260-3274 
VA for Vets1-855-824-8387 
VA Inspector General1-800-488-8244 
VA Justice Outreach SpecialistsListed by State and Service Siteswww.va.gov/homeless/vjo.asp
VA Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs1-202-461-7600 
Veteran’s ID Theft Hot Line1-800-333-4636 
Veteran Crisis Line1-800-273-8255www.veteranscrisisline.net

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