Veterans Assistance

Thank you to the men and women who sacrifice their time, energy, and lives to protect all of us and our freedom. Your sacrifice and bravery does not go unnoticed!

Visit the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs to access VA benefits, programs, and services

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Address: Human Services Building, 2995 North Dixie Highway, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33334

Website: broward.org/veterans

Telephone:
         954-357-6622
         954-357-5841 (TTY)

Program Description: BCEVS offers a well-defined, consumer-oriented and integrated community support system which continually provides an environment where elders, veterans and their families can expand their expectations, broaden their participation, and celebrate their independence and diversity as valued members of the community.

Program Services: Veteran Services provides a contact form that needs to be filled out and a meeting with a qualified Veterans Services Officer to understand your military service. This information will be used to determine, along with other factors, to develop a game plan specific to your history and current needs. They also assist veterans and/or their dependents/family members with filing a variety of benefit claims with Federal Veterans Affairs.

Website: clinics.nova.edu/veterans-access-clinic

Telephone: (954) 262-3524, select option 2

            Hours: (Mon-Fri, 8:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.)

Program Description: Nova Southeastern University (NSU) Health Clinics are dedicated to supporting the needs of veterans and their families through the NSU Veterans Access Clinic. They offer 360° health care services with specialized staff experienced in caring for veterans.

Address: 3333 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Website: www.lsc.gov

Telephone: 202-295-1500

Program Description: LSC is the single largest funder of civil legal aid for low-income Americans in the nation. LSC promotes equal access to justice by awarding grants to legal services providers through a competitive grants process; conducting compliance reviews and program visits to oversee program quality and compliance with statutory and regulatory requirements as well as restrictions that accompany LSC funding, and by providing training and technical assistance to programs.

Program Services: Veterans Appeals Pro Bono Grant Program

Telephone: (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838)

Program Description: Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance.

Website: gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp

Telephone: (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838)

Program Services:

    • VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program: HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless, and their families find and sustain permanent housing. Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness. To apply for HUD-VASH, please contact your local VA Homeless Program.
    • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF): For very low-income Veterans, SSVF provides case management and supportive services to prevent the imminent loss of a Veteran’s home or identify a new, more suitable housing situation for the individual and his or her family; or to rapidly re-house Veterans and their families who are homeless and might remain homeless without this assistance. $202 million has been allocated to SSVF from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency housing and homelessness prevention assistance to very low-income Veteran families to mitigate the expected wave of evictions and potential homelessness that will result from extensive unemployment.
    • Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES): Coordinates efforts between VA and non-VA employment programs, federal and state agencies and local employers to improve employment outcomes for Veterans who have experienced homelessness. Community Employment Coordinators (CECs) for homeless Veterans are available at more than 120 VA Medical Centers (VAMC) to assist employers with hiring Veterans.
    • VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program: Offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained, caring VA specialists provide tools and support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track.

Telephone: 954-357-6622

Program Service:

Disabled Veterans Pass Program

The Broward County Commission has approved a plan that will allow veterans with a service-related disability to enter County parks for free. Veterans who served in the United States Armed Forces and have a service-related disability can apply for a free Find It All parks pass.

The credit card-style passes will be good for five years from the date of activation – a savings of more than $125 – and may be renewed. (The pass does not provide prepaid parking at Hollywood North Beach Park or admittance into special park amenities or events.)

To determine eligibility, call 954-357-6622 to schedule an appointment at one of the seven Broward County Veterans Service locations to complete an application to determine eligibility.

The pass does not include parking or admittance fees to special park amenities or events.

FEDERAL: National Call Center for Homeless Veterans (877) 4AID-VET (877-424-3838) Veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness are strongly encouraged to contact. If Veterans do not have access to a phone or the internet, only then are they to visit their closest VA medical center without calling in advance. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development-VA Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) Program HUD-VASH is a collaborative program between HUD and VA combines HUD housing vouchers with VA supportive services to help Veterans who are homeless, and their families find and sustain permanent housing. Through public housing authorities, HUD provides rental assistance vouchers for privately owned housing to Veterans who are eligible for VA health care services and are experiencing homelessness. To apply for HUD-VASH, please contact your local VA Homeless Program. (877) 4AID-VET https://www.va.gov/homeless/hud-vash.asp Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) For very low-income Veterans, SSVF provides case management and supportive services to prevent the imminent loss of a Veteran’s home or identify a new, more suitable housing situation for the individual and his or her family; or to rapidly re-house Veterans and their families who are homeless and might remain homeless without this assistance. $202 million has been allocated to SSVF from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to provide emergency housing and homelessness prevention assistance to very low-income Veteran families to mitigate the expected wave of evictions and potential homelessness that will result from extensive unemployment. Homeless Veteran Community Employment Services (HVCES) Coordinates efforts between VA and non-VA employment programs, federal and state agencies and local employers to improve employment outcomes for Veterans who have experienced homelessness. Community Employment Coordinators (CECs) for homeless Veterans are available at more than 120 VA Medical Centers (VAMC) to assist employers with hiring Veterans. Learn more about the HVCES program at https://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/HVCES.asp and find the contact information for the CEC at your local VAMC.  VA’s Health Care for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) Program Offers outreach, exams, treatment, referrals, and case management to Veterans who are homeless and dealing with mental health issues, including substance use. At more than 135 HCHV sites, trained, caring VA specialists provide tools and support necessary for Veterans to get their lives on a better track. Call VA’s toll-free hotline at (877) 4AID-VET.