Supportive Services to Veterans and Families assist homeless veterans with permanent housing and preventing homelessness. If the client is eligible they can obtain case management services, referral to free legal services, assistance with applying for SSDI/SSI with a SOAR CM, limited assistance with rental and utility deposits.
With the SSVF Priority 1 Grant, we will be able to place homeless families in hotel for up to 30 days while we assist with finding them housing.
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Ms. DeJesus began working in the human service profession in 1998 in New York City as a volunteer in the ADAPT program, an outreach organization that reached out to individuals in high risk behaviors. They would do HIV testing on the street and provide harm reduction techniques on site including needle exchange program and safe sex education, along with any referrals that the individual may need. She then went on to working with individuals with HIV in high-risk behaviors, providing intense case management and assisted the client with medical appointments, treatment adherence and advocated for their benefits and housing.
She then supervised a team of seven staff with Planned Parenthood Outreach Program, where she was responsible for three different contracts with this organization, the CBC, CDC and DOH. There was a medical mobile unit that would go out into the high-risk community and provide medical services, HIV counseling and testing, assist with placing individuals into detox followed by SA treatment. She also facilitated groups for adolescents with behavioral issues and participating in high-risk behavior. In Florida, Ms. DeJesus began doing counseling and facilitating groups in a residential facility. She completed UAs and maintained daily files, then began working with HOPWA, assisting with housing for individuals with HIV/AIDS, providing case management and financial assistance. At The Transition House, Inc., she has worked with HOPWA, case management for GPD, facility groups, billing, and now SSVF for the past three years, providing housing and assisting with SOAR applications. Currently, she is working to obtain her Bachelor's in Legal Studies.