Making an Impact in Schuylkill County

Sign of the word help.

“I’d be on the street if it weren’t for her taking action.” Those are the words of this Vietnam-era Army veteran, Ronald H.  sharing his thoughts about the services he received through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program

Offering Help in Schuylkill County

When Ronald experienced difficult times, he was referred to SSVF.  Schuylkill County case manager, Victoria Spitler was quick to help.  “She got things done,” he noted.  From helping to get him housed to completing forms to get access to the VA hospital system, Victoria addressed his needs. “Other organizations promise to help–she actually helped me,” he added.  “She helped me get back on my feet again,” he added.  

Ronald encourages veterans to seek help early.  His experience with Supportive Services for Veterans Families in Schuylkill County has made a big difference in his life.  “You’ll get the help you need and they’ll get things done.”

Opportunity House in Reading, Pennsylvania administers the Supportive Services for Veteran Families grant in Schuylkill, Berks and Lancaster counties.  The purpose of the program is to provide housing assistance for those who are homeless or in imminent danger of being homeless.  Qualified veterans can receive assistance with housing, utility, transportation and essential living needs upon eligibility. The SSVF case managers provide intensive case management to clients to ensure their long term success.  



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