Ladysmith, WI -- Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. (ICAA) is excited to announce that they were chosen to receive a $10,000 grant from the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation to help support homeless veterans in 19 counties throughout northwestern Wisconsin.
ICAA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program is dedicated to doing their part to assist homeless veterans and their families by providing temporary housing for emergencies, with a focus on getting veterans into secure, permanent housing. The SSVF program also provides case management services to assist veterans with other facets of their life, including job placement, healthcare navigation, mental health referrals, and financial assistance for housing.
Since the program’s creation in 2013, the SSVF team has helped over 350 veterans and their families find housing.
The SSVF program’s director, Rachel Stilwell, expressed her gratitude for the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation, saying, “We work hard to help homeless veterans get into housing, to keep them safe, and this funding from the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation gives us a chance to do even more. These funds will be used to purchase groceries, warm clothing, gas cards, and other necessities that we could not provide previously. We are thankful that the Forest County Potawatomi Foundation has allowed us to help champion their cause for Veteran services, and we look forward to working together to create more equity for those in need.”
If you or a loved one are a veteran experiencing homelessness and reside in any of the following counties: Ashland, Bayfield, Burnett, Clark, Douglas, Florence, Forest, Iron, Langlade, Marinette, Menominee, Oconto, Oneida, Price, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, Vilas, or Washburn, you may be eligible for services.
For more information about the SSVF program, call 715-532-4222 and ask to speak to a case manager, or visit www.indianheadcaa.org/ssvf.
About ICAA: Indianhead Community Action Agency, Inc. is a registered 501(c)3 Charitable Organization and an equal opportunity employer and provider operating under an Affirmative Action plan.