Sent: Friday, March 22, 2019 5:06 PM
Subject: SSVF Program Update Friday, November 30, 2018
1. Register Now: SSVF National Webinar December 13th at 2:00 EST
2. Update: Revision to Returning Home Description and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) Document
3. Resource: Update to the Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool
Register Now: SSVF National Webinar December 13th at 2:00 EST
Please register for SSVF Webinar Series-Suicide Prevention 101: The Essentials of Veteran Suicide Prevention & SSVF New Annual Training Requirements on Dec 13, 2018 2:00 PM EST at:
Staff from the VA’s Office of Mental Health & Suicide Prevention will present an overview of S.A.V.E training, a nationally recognized best practice method for Veteran suicide prevention. Participants will learn the steps of S.A.V.E. and receive instructions on what resources to connect to when identifying a Veteran who is at risk of suicide. New SSVF Program Office requirements asking all SSVF grantee agency staff receive in-person S.A.V.E training will be discussed, including how to identify and connect with local VA Suicide Prevention Coordinators to request further training.
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.
Update: Revision to Returning Home Description and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Returning Home is an approach to ending Veteran homelessness through use of SSVF practices. Returning Home supports social and familial reunification by allowing SSVF grantees to use TFA to assist Veterans in returning to their community of origin. Homeless Veterans living in certain high rent/low vacancy areas can be approved for assistance in relocating to a lower rent city where they have social and family supports, identified housing options, or an employment opportunity. The SSVF Program Office has revised the description and FAQs regarding Returning Home, which is available on the SSVF University and is included with this update.
Resource: Update to the Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool
The Master List Template and Benchmark Report Generation Tool provides communities with templates to help develop or improve their master list – also known as the “active” or “by-name” list – in order to meet the Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness. The templates can be used “as-is” or can be adapted by communities to enhance local efforts. When using the Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool, users should review the Criteria and Benchmarks for Achieving the Goal of Ending Veteran Homelessness (revised February 2017) using the link below:
The Master List Template and Benchmark Generation Tool was updated on November 5, 2018. This new version corrected several programming errors in the calculation of Benchmarks A and B to ensure all Veterans are counted accurately. New functionality with a count of Veterans experiencing housing has also been added to the top of the Benchmark report. The new tool can be found at the link below:
SSVF Program Office