OCEAN COUNTY – Do you know someone who served in the military whose family has nowhere to live? Veterans and their families struggling with homelessness in Ocean County have Hope for Veterans as a resource.
The nonprofit organization, which is the largest organization in New Jersey serving homeless veterans, has been serving veterans in NJ since 2004.
Hope for Veterans staff provide wrap-around services to quickly secure housing for homeless veterans and to help the family achieve housing stability. Funding for the Hope for Veterans Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program has been made possible by a grant from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
SSVF helps veterans and their families in Bergen, Burlington, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Mercer, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex, Union and Warren Counties.
Veterans enrolled in the SSVF Program may be eligible for a range of financial assistance and supportive services to help them rapidly re-house if they are homeless.
Hope for Veterans support services range from assistance with transportation; childcare; employment services; linkage to medical care, behavioral healthcare, and recovery services for veterans experiencing PTSD and MST; and other services to help veterans and their families reach financial stability and self-sufficiency.
These veterans are in danger of homelessness for various reasons, including returning service members unable to find jobs with a live-able wage to support themselves and their families, veterans experiencing medical problems who are unable to work, and combat veterans experiencing post-traumatic stress.
Veteran families in need of assistance through Community Hope’s Hope for Veterans’ SSVF Program should call then referral hotline at 1-855-483-8466 or email SSVF@CommunityHope-NJ.org.