Catholic Community Services SSVF Program provides rapid rehousing  for veteran families experiencing literal homelessness. These services include but are not limited to:

  • One-on-one case management to develop a housing stability plan addressing issues such as employment, connections to VA and medical benefits as well as other mainstream community resources, financial planning, transportation and child care; and
  • Rapid Rehousing: including short term rental assistance, housing/utility deposits, and assistance with accessing employment services or other income to sustain housing stability.

Definition of a Veteran:

The term “Veteran” for purposes of SSVF means a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, regardless of length of service, and who was discharged or released therefrom. Veteran excludes a person who received a dishonorable discharge from the Armed Forces or was discharged or dismissed from the Armed Forces by reason of the sentence of a general court-martial. The length of service restrictions under 38 U.S.C. 5303A do not apply.*

*Taken from: Department of Veterans Affairs, SSVF Program Guide, Updated DEC 2018.

SSVF Eligibility Criteria:

  • A single veteran or a veteran family that is homeless in which the head of household or spouse or significant other of the head of household is a veteran
  • Served in the active military, naval, or air service, regardless of length of service, and who was discharged or released therefrom
  • Discharge status of anything other than dishonorable discharge – or felony misconduct charges
  • Resident of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, Kitsap, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Lewis, Wahkiakum or Cowlitz Counties
  • Currently homeless and seeking housing within 90 days
  • Income below 50% Area Median Income
  • Not receiving any other re-housing or rent subsidy program assistance
  • National Guard & Reserves had to have active deployment on Title 10 orders

For specific eligibility details click here.

How to Access Services

Please contact the area office in which you reside:

  • King County: 1129 W. Smith Street, Kent WA 98032, (253) 854-0077.
  • Pierce County: 5050 South Tacoma WA, Tacoma WA 98408, (253) 471-5340
  • Thurston/BOS counties (Kitsap, Mason, Grays Harbor, Pacific, Lewis, Wahkiakum and Cowlitz): 3545 7th Ave SW, Olympia, WA 98502, (360) 350-0046

If you are in crisis, call the 24/7 confidential Veterans Crisis Line at 1-800-273-8255.


If you are homeless or are at risk of becoming homeless, please call the 24/7 National Call Center for Homeless Veterans 1-877-424-3838 for more resources.


Additional Resources

VA Puget Sound Health Care System  
Seattle Division
1660 South Columbian Way
Seattle, WA 98108
206-762-1010 | 800-329-8387

Federal Way Vet Center
(253) 838-3090

Seattle Vet Center
(206) 553-2706

Kitsap County Veteran’s Assistance
Fund
(360) 337-7185

Pierce County Veterans Bureau
(253)798-7449

Washington Information Network
2-1-1

 

VA Puget Sound Health Care System 
American Lake Division
9600 Veterans Drive
Tacoma, WA 98493
253-582-8440 | 800-329-8387

Tacoma Vet Center
(253) 565-7038

King County Veterans Services
(206) 296-7656

Thurston County Vets Assistance
Fund
(360) 867-2625

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs
1-800-562-2308

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
is an AmeriCorps Grantee.