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MVCAA launches new program for homeless vets

January 3, 2014

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MVCAA-2MARSHALL – Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is putting a new program in action to assist homeless veterans. MVCAA has received funding through a grant obtained by the Community Action Partnership for the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program. The SSVF Program is designed to provide temporary intervention and short term assistance to veteran families facing homelessness or who are presently experiencing homelessness.

The goal of the program is to assist veterans and their families in obtaining stable housing and providing them with links to community resources. To meet this goal, support services are available in the form of outreach and case management with a focus on obtaining and coordinating VA and other related benefits. MVCAA is also identifying landlords who are willing to partner with the SSVF program in order to assist veterans and their families.

This program will serve veterans in Johnson, Lafayette, Ray, Saline, Pettis, Chariton and Carroll counties. People can obtain additional information about the SSVF Program by calling (660) 747-2245 or (660) 886-7476 ext 814.

Missouri Valley Community Action Agency is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to engage communities and focus resources to end poverty. The Agency serves residents in Carroll, Chariton, Johnson, Lafayette, Pettis, Ray and Saline County. MVCAA offers programs for energy assistance, family support and development, early childhood education, home weatherization, and rental assistance.

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