Supportive Services for Veteran Families
UMOM New Day Centers was one of the piloting agencies that partnered with the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to address the increasing issue of veteran homelessness through Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). Since it’s inception, it has been both SSVF and UMOM’s unwavering mission to end veteran homelessness for families. Ending homelessness is not a short-time goal; through professional case management, connection to services, and financial assistance, we aim to support resilient veteran families for a lifetime. While we can not end poverty, it is our goal to end homelessness by maintaining a system where any veteran family within Maricopa County, on any given night, can be evaluated for services and once eligible, taken off the streets immediately.
SSVF is a Rapid Rehousing (RRH) program that helps families find lower barrier housing options and through our relationship with various property management companies. We support each family’s needs through their crisis by providing wrap-around services related to veteran issues and can assist families in need with deposit assistance. SSVF works directly with the UMOM workforce development team at the New Day Employment Center to assist veterans in finding, obtaining, and maintaining employment.
Any veteran family that is experiencing homelessness should immediately head to Veteran Affairs Community Resource and Referral Center, located at 1500 E. Thomas Road, Phoenix, AZ 85014 or visit the Family Housing Hub located on UMOM’s main campus at 3307 E. Van Buren Street, Phoenix, AZ 85008.