Veterans Assistance

What is SSVF?

The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is designed to assist low-income veterans and their families in obtaining and maintaining permanent stable housing.  The United States Department of Veteran Affairs
awarded the grant to The Salvation Army to serve Veterans throughout the state of Kansas and Northwest Missouri. The Supportive Services for Veteran Families team strives to assist Veterans and their families through strengths-based goal planning to address current gaps in the Veteran’s ability to secure or maintain stable and sustainable permanent housing.


  •  Individual/Head of household or his/her spouse must be a United States veteran who served in active military, naval, or air service and discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable.
  • Individual/Family must fall below 50% of Area Median Income for their location.
  • Must be currently homeless OR imminently at-risk of becoming homeless.
  • Must reside or plan to reside in the state of Kansas or the following counties in Missouri: Andrew, Atchison, Buchanan, Cass, Clay, Holt, Jackson, Nodaway, Platte, or Ray.


  • Case management
  • Peer mentoring/advocacy from fellow Veterans
  • Linkage to VA and other community resources
  • Training in life skills, coping skills, and housing preparation
  • Linkage to specialists in budgeting, credit counseling, legal services, job preparation, and employment search
  • Temporary financial assistance to address housing barriers
  • Landlord/ tenant mediation


Initial contact and prescreening assessment can begin by calling one of the phone numbers located in the CONTACT US section.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families
Main Office-Kansas City
101 West Linwood, Kansas City, MO, 64111

Satellite Offices
St. Joseph/Kansas City North, MO:  816.352.3822
Wichita, KS:  316.425.6154
Manhattan, KS: 785.320.5198


Additional Service Areas


At Risk Children

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Vulnerable Adults

We are motivated by the love of God to help those whose needs present unique challenges. We provide compassionate care without discrimination.

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Emergency & Disaster

Emergency Assistance is an integral part of who we are. We provide aid for the needs of families when resources are devastated by unexpected events.

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