Services for Veterans
Florida is the most veteran-friendly state in the nation, yet there are over 106,000 veterans living below federal poverty levels in Florida. Far too many struggle to overcome barriers that stand between them and a stable, secure life.
Volunteers of America of Florida helps veterans and their families find decent, safe and affordable housing and the vital support services they need to stabilize. We make sure veterans connect to the benefits they are entitled to, and we make use of the strong bonds forged between veterans by incorporating mentoring and peer-to-peer support. We also provide employment services that include assessment, training and placement. Help is available with everything from resume prep to job interviewing, clothing and transportation. Finding work is an important part of building back confidence and pride and sustaining independence.
We’re committed to ending homelessness for the men and women of our region who served their county — and to helping all our veterans come “all the way home.”
Housing for Veterans
Volunteers of America of Florida is recognized as the largest provider of supportive housing for veterans in Florida experiencing homelessness, serving 13 communities from Pensacola to Key West. We offer male and female veterans with special needs and their families safe, clean and affordable housing and the vital support needed to survive. Our programs serve veterans experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, frail and elderly veterans, and veterans with emotional, mental and substance abuse issues. Comprehensive support services include outreach and assessment, emergency services and case management.
Transitional housing programs include residential therapeutic treatment for veterans recovering from substance use disorders. Training and employment programs work to place veterans in jobs. The programs ensure that veterans receive the employment and training services they need to get good jobs. The programs offer job counseling, resume preparation, job placement, on-the-job training, career counseling and follow-up employment support, life skills, and money management mentoring. Other housing programs and special need services also serve frail elderly veterans and veterans with mental illness.
Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)
SSVF programs provide temporary & supportive services for low or no-income Veterans and Veteran families. The goal of these programs is to promote housing stability through assistance and support services to homeless persons or those at risk of homelessness.
Veterans Case Management
The Case Management Program provides supportive services to Veterans living in permanent housing to assist with strengthening their independent living skills and long-term housing goals. Please visit our individual Case Management program below.
Training, Education, and Employment Program (TEE)
TEE provides employment and vocational stability to Veterans and people with disabilities. Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP), Division of Vocational Rehabilitation, and Ticket to Work programs support individuals as they strive to participate in the workplace and experience the pride of meaningful work.