Respite Relief for Caregivers of Veterans

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has teamed up with the Elizabeth Dole Foundation to launch Respite Relief for Military and Veteran Caregivers, a new program that will offer caregivers in select regions of California, Texas, and Florida with access to no-cost, short-term relief during the COVID-19 crisis. CareLinx is powering the emergency fund with a generous donation of $1 million in professional in-home care services.

This program was launched as a direct response to the rising concerns of military and Veteran caregivers struggling under the COVID-19 pandemic. The CareLinx donation will provide 40,000+hours of non-medical home care for 1,6000+ caregivers and the wounded, ill, or injured warriors for whom they provide care. Selected caregivers are eligible to receive 24 hours of no-cost short-term relief to be used until December 31, 2020. For more information, please visit to apply.

Supportive Services for Veterans Families

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in the Washington DC Metro Region provides Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) to promote housing stability among very low-income Veteran families who reside in or are transitioning to permanent housing.

VA has partnered with community-based organizations and local non-profit agencies across the United States to provide rapid rehousing and homeless prevention services through evidence-based practices and case management strategies in order to achieve housing stability within 90 days.

Some of the Services Offered under SSVF are as follows:

. Case Management

. Housing Counseling and Placement

. Employment Services

. VA and Public Benefits Support

. Outreach Services

. Daily Living Services

. Transportation Services

. Health Care Services

. Fiduciary and Payee Services

. Personal Financial Planning Services

. Legal Services

. Child Care Services

. Resources and Referrals Services

Eligibility Requirements

  1. Verification of active duty service and qualifying discharge

status (from Form DD-214, Statement of Active Duty Service,

VHA Eligibility, etc.)

  1. Income resources at or below 50% of Area Median Income based

upon household size (calculated during eligibility)

  1. Be experiencing literal homelessness or facing imminent housing


For information regarding eligibility screening in the Washington DC Metro Region,

Call (202) 658-9599. For more information on SSVF Nationally:


Community Resource and Referral Center, Washington, DC

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC Community Resource and Referral Center links Veterans and their families with diverse community partners aimed at ending homelessness and promoting community reintegration and independence. The Center is located at 1500 Franklin Street, NE, Washington, DC 200018; telephone (202) 636-7660.

Health Care Programs and Services

. Primary Care Clinics

  • Preventative Care and Vaccinations
  • Health & Wellness Assessments

. Mental Health

  • Diagnosis, Treatment and THERAPY Referrals

. Health Care for Homeless Veterans

  • Outreach and Emergency Housing Assistance

. Transitional Housing

  • HUD-VASH Program
  • Permanent Housing
  • Case Manager

To learn more about housing services contact

(202) 636-3667 OR (202) 636-3668

. Justice Programs

  • Veterans Justice Outreach: (202) 636-3670
  • Health Care for Re-entry Veterans: (202) 636-3671

. Compensated Work Therapy (CWT)

  • Transitional Work Experience
  • Vocational Rehabilitation

For employment information contact: (202) 636-7660, ext. 3638

. 24/7 Access to the Following Services

  • Computer Lab
  • Chapel
  • Laundry Facility
  • Showers
  • Emergency Housing Assistance

. Accessible by Public Transportation

  • Red Line – Rhode Island Ave. Metro Station
  • Metro Bus – H6

Contact information

Patient Service Center (202) 745-8577 (appointment and medical advice)

Veterans Crisis Line (800) 273-8255

Community Based Outpatient Clinics

Southern Prince George’s County

5801 Allentown Road, Camp Spring, MD 20746; (301) 423-3700

Southern Maryland

29431 Charlotte Hall Road, Charlotte Hall, MD; (301) 884-7102

Greenbelt Maryland

7525 Greenway Center Drive, Suite T-4

Greenbelt East Professional Center

Greenbelt, MD 20770; (301) 345-2463

Southeast DC

820 Chesapeake Street, SE, Washington, DC; (202) 745-8685

VA-Ft. Belvoir

9300 DeWitt Loop, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060; (571)231-2408

Community Resources and Referral Center

1500 Franklin Street, NE, Washington, DC; (202) 636-7660

Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center

50 Irving Street, NW, Washington, DC 20422; (202) 745-8000


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