In 2008, a provision was made in Section 604 of the Veterans Mental Health and Other Care Act authorizing the Department of Veterans Affairs to develop the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. SSVF grants were awarded around the country to selected non-profits and consumer cooperatives that assist very low-income veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing; Soldier On became one of the selected non-profit agencies. These funds have allowed Soldier On to further their mission and goals of providing stable, sustainable housing for veterans. The outreach program aims to assist veterans and their families before they become homeless in New York State, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Western Massachusetts. Soldier On provides in-home case management, referral services and temporary financial assistance for housing to veterans who are homeless or facing homelessness. Soldier On strives to provide veterans with the services and support they need to carry on healthy, productive lives in homes of their own.
In 2014, The Berkshire County Regional Housing Authority partnered with Soldier On’s SSVF Program to provide housing support and guidance to Housing Specialists in the various states and regions where Soldier On provides SSVF programming: New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts.
In 2019, Soldier On and BCRHA marked 5 years of partnership under the SSVF program!