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:

What is a Veteran? Title 38 of the Code of Federal Regulations defines a veteran as “a person who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.” This definition explains that any individual that completed a service for any branch of armed forces classifies as a veteran as long as they were not dishonorably discharged. However, with regard to applicable benefits, other considerations are important and are covered in later sections.

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;
  • Discharge status of anything other than dishonorable discharge – or felony misconduct charges;
  • Resident of King, Pierce, Snohomish, Thurston, or Kitsap Counties;
  • Current homeless and seeking housing within 90 days;
  • One day active duty service outside basic and advance training;
  • 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
  • Snohomish County: 1918 Everett Ave, Everett, WA 98201-3607, (425) 257-2111
  • Thurston County: 607 Pattison St SE, Olympia, WA 98501, (253) 328-2375
  • Kitsap County: 645 4th St, Suite 202A, Bremerton, WA 98337, (253) 471-5340

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
(360) 337-7185

Pierce County Veterans Bureau

Washington Information Network


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
(360) 867-2625

Washington State Department of Veterans Affairs

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
is an AmeriCorps Grantee.