Aletheia House is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a $1.007 million Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grant (SSVF) to provide supportive services to homeless veterans and their families in Jefferson, St. Clair and Shelby Counties.
The grant funds will enable Aletheia House to identify veterans who are just entering homelessness and keep them out of the emergency shelter system by providing intensive case management services and financial support. This is an innovative new service delivery model and something that the agency is excited to implement. Aletheia House is one of only three agencies in the entire state of Alabama to be funded in this grant cycle.
The SSVF program is part of an ongoing initiative of the President and the Department of Veterans Affairs to end veteran homelessness by 2015. Nationwide, Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki announced that about $300 million will go to 319 organizations to help about 120,000 people with housing, housing assistance and other services.