Veterans helped protect our freedom and stay safe. We believe that every Veteran deserves a safe place to call home. Veterans Community Services (VCS) is a division of Community Catalysts California serving Veteran families in San Diego, Imperial Valley and Riverside counties. Our primary goal is to help our nation’s military service members and Veterans transition successfully into civilian life. Community Catalysts California supports Veteran’s and their families to gain increased independence and productivity as responsible members of their community.
Housing First Strategy
VCS practices a housing-first strategy in which the Veteran family’s primary focus in permanent housing. Housing is the key factor for stable transition and long-term success. Veterans move directly from homelessness to housing. There are no intermediate programs that delay their move into housing. The immensely successful proven outcomes demonstrate that providing housing to a Veteran is the foundation for personal growth and financial self-sufficiency.
Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program (SSVF)
SSVF is a homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing program funded by the Department of Veteran Affairs. We assist at-risk and homeless Veteran families
achieve housing stability through a wraparound Case Management model by assisting with obtaining safe and affordable permanent housing, accessing VA and public benefits, obtaining employment or career advancement, coordinating additional support through referrals and addressing other barriers to maintaining permanent housing. Temporary Financial Aid may be provided to eligible Veteran families to secure housing or provide for other needs to increase housing stability.
Veteran families are empowered to make their own choices. Our Support team assists Veterans in establishing and executing a plan to eliminate barriers to permanent housing.
For more information about our Veteran Community Services, please visit www.ccvcs.net.