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We enhance care for service members, Veterans, and their families (SMVF) by strengthening behavioral health systems through interagency collaboration and the implementation of evidence-based and promising practices. Our work is highly collaborative and brings together military and civilian representatives from state and local systems, including governors’ and mayors’ offices, behavioral health systems, treatment providers, suicide prevention coordinators, housing, labor, income supports, and criminal justice; the National Guard; the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; statewide initiatives, Veteran service organizations, and military and Veteran family support organizations. Our goal is to increase awareness of and promote an integrated response to the behavioral health needs of SMVF.

PROJECTS

This national project is designed to increase access to the disability income benefit programs (SSI/SSDI) administered by the Social Security Administration for eligible adults who are experiencing or at-risk of homelessness and have a mental illness, medical impairment, and/or a co-occurring substance use disorder.


This national project is designed to help state and territory teams develop and implement strategic plans to strengthen behavioral health systems for service members, veterans, and their families.


This national training and technical assistance program is designed to support case managers across all of the Veterans Integrated Service Networks (VISN) to successfully assist Veterans who are homeless, and their families, access and sustain housing via the collaborative U.S. Departments of Housing and Urban Development and Veterans Administration Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program.


FEATURED RESOURCES

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