Helping America's Most Vulnerable

Support Services for Veteran Families

serving veterans experiencing homelessness

The Department of Veterans Affairs estimates that, on one single night in January of 2011, 67,495 Veterans were homeless and living on the streets of the same nation that they had dedicated their lives to serving.

Funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the SSVF ('Support Services for Veteran Families') Program was founded upon the principle that every Veteran has a right to housing.

By providing support at a community level we can end homelessness among the Veteran population. Through the provision of outreach, case-management services, assistance in obtaining benefits and emergency financial resources, the SSVF Program seeks to prevent Veterans and their families from becoming homeless and to rapidly rehouse those who have lost their homes. It is the intention of Volunteers of America Colorado Branch to break the cycle of homelessness among Colorado's Veteran population.

Program participants must be veterans (defined as having served at least one day on active duty in any service branch), and may not have received a dishonorable discharge. Every client must have documentation of their veteran status, income verification documentation (e.g. paystubs), or be willing to certify themselves as homeless.

Clients must also fall into one of three categories

Category 1 – Residing in permanent housing but at imminent risk of homelessness.

Category 2 – Homeless, but scheduled to be permanently housed within 90 days.

Category 3 – Exited permanent housing in the last 90 days.

Note: Other eligibility criteria may apply depending upon program requirements.

To refer a client to SSVF, please complete the referral form (below) and fax or email it to the program office in the area in which the veteran resides.

Referral Form

Referrals, Service Areas, and Contact Information:

  • City and County of Denver, Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Douglas, Gilpin & Jefferson Counties

    Volunteers of America Colorado Branch, Denver Office

    1247 Santa Fe Dr. Denver, CO 80204 Phone: (720) 501-3367 Fax: 1 (720) 367-5147 Email:

  • Larimer, Weld, and Boulder Counties

    Volunteers of America Colorado Branch, Northern Colorado Office

    405 Canyon Ave Fort Collins, CO 80521-2773 Phone: (970) 472-9630 Fax: (970) 472-8393 Email:

  • La Plata, Archuleta, Montezuma, San Juan, Dolores and Hinsdale Counties

    Volunteers of America, Colorado Branch, Southwest Colorado Office

    Commons Building 701 Camino del Rio Suite 100 Durango, Co 81301 Phone/Fax: (970) 247-0831 Email:

  • Mesa, Garfield, Montrose, Delta and Pitkin County

    Western Slope Field Office

    740 Gunnison Avenue (Located within the Center for Independence Building) Grand Junction, CO 81501 Phone: (970) 644-5220 Fax: (970) 644-5224

  • 12%

    of those who find themselves homeless are veterans