google-site-verification: google5ae98130f18ad244.html

Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Text Size

Non-Profit Organizations

Sept. 16 - South Carolina, Georgia nonprofits awarded VA grants to assist homeless Veterans

Category: Non-Profit Organizations

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

September 16, 2017 - This week, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) announced that four nonprofit organizations that serve Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Veterans have been awarded nearly $10 million in Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grants. The SSVF grants will bolster efforts to help homeless and at-risk Veterans achieve housing stability.

SVFF grants support outreach, case management and other flexible assistance to re-house homeless Veterans and prevent at-risk Veterans from becoming homeless. Four organizations in the Charleston VAMC catchment area – One80 Place and the Eastern Carolina Homelessness Organization, Inc., which serves South Carolina Veterans; and Changing Homelessness, Inc., and the Northwest Florida Comprehensive for Children, Inc., which serves Veterans in Georgia – were among the 288 nonprofit organizations nationwide that received $343 million total in SVFF grants.

“At Charleston VA, we want to see that every Veteran patient not only has access to high quality health care, but can also secure permanent, sustainable housing,” says Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center Director Scott Isaacks. “We rely on our community partners to connect Veterans with the supportive services they need, like finding safe, affordable housing. These grants will help our partners continue that mission and help end homelessness among our country's heroes.”

Since 2010, Veteran homelessness has declined 47 percent in the United States. Still 40,000 Veterans lack permanent housing, and even one Veteran without a place to call home is too many. The Charleston VA Medical Center will continue to partner with these and other community organizations to find solutions and aid for homeless Veterans and Veteran households at imminent risk of homelessness.

To learn more about how VA supports Veterans who are homeless or at risk of homelessness, contact Charleston VA Homeless Program Supervisor Karen Medbury at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Homeless and at-risk Veterans can also call 1-877-4AID-VET (1-877-424-3838) to access VA homeless services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year.

For more information about the SSVF grants and to see a full list of awardees, visit

Overall Rating (0)

0 out of 5 stars

Leave your comments

Post comment as a guest

0 / 300 Character restriction
Your text should be in between 10-300 characters
Your comments are subjected to administrator's moderation.
terms and condition.
    • No comments found
    CLICK to receive NEWS ALERTS

    Follow Us!


    Komento Activities

    Guest - Lisa Porter-Grenn, M.D. - Commented on Jan. 8 – Judge Edenfield denie... in Joomla Article
    This is a qui tam law suit without sufficient merit. If Schaengold is so worried about hospital cost...
    Guest - Jack - Commented on Aug. 23 - Phelps on Politics -... in Joomla Article
    "Goose that laid the golden EYE? You're right, that is hard to argue with.
    Guest - JR Lee - Commented on MPC approves plan for new Walm... in Joomla Article
    Great, another complex to attract Savannah's finest entitlement minded individuals. Another complex ...
    Guest - Robin Sherman - Commented on Jan. 4 – COMMENTARY: New Year... in Joomla Article
    Excellent post, Ms. Phelps. Effective government can only occur when the public is informed. Transpa...
    Guest - Tao of Me - Commented on Why is Memorial Hospital Being... in Joomla Article
    They aren't telling Memorial employees anything about this. A recent survey of the facilities by Nic...
    Guest - Genie Brazzeal - Commented on Feb. 24 – Lawyer and former Al... in Joomla Article
    Thank you, Mr. Bordeaux! Bring some honesty to this court. No more winking like I experienced.
    Guest - Karl - Commented on Feb. 25 - Memorial Hospital’s ... in Joomla Article
    Good article. Has a lot of information that is very difficult for "team members"(employees) to find....
    Guest - Susan Worthington - Commented on May 13 – UPDATED 11:39 a.m. HC... in Joomla Article
    In 1953 there was not such a thing as a trauma or neonatal program. The need for Neonatal Services ...
    Guest - Linda Dominy - Commented on June 8 – EDITORIAL: Immediate ... in Joomla Article
    As a clinical team member this makes me sad and it would never happen. We can argue politics all day...
    Guest - Judy - Commented on Savannah’s Title Max Bankruptc... in Joomla Article
    How Tracy Young was allowed to file for bankruptcy or chapter 11 is amazing. Title Max should be ch...
    Guest - Samantha Claar - Commented on Aug. 7 - COMMENTARY: Je suis “... in Joomla Article
    Pertinent questions that deserve real answers. If upper management - appointed and elected - can't ...
    Guest - Lisa Grant - Commented on Aug. 11 - Jonathan Christy, MD... in Joomla Article
    I have seen this guys work for my own eyes through an associates who received a revision of TKR by D...
    Guest - Jason - Commented on Aug 9 - Lyndy Brannen Retires ... in Joomla Article
    Just a clarification - WRHQ (Quality Rock Q105.3) is owned by Thoroughbred Communications.
    Guest - Drew - Commented on Apr. 21 - WaterWays Township N... in Joomla Article
    Rewarding a gated community is for community development is about as stuck in the past as it gets.
    Guest - Felton - Commented on June 17 – Ameris Bancorp acqui... in Joomla Article
    If "This acquisition increases Ameris Bank’s total assets to approximately $5.4 billion," then the a...
    Coastal Empire News
    Headquarters: 35 Barnard St., Suite 300, Savannah, GA. 31401.
    Tel: 912-388-4692 | Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.