Veterans Program

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Supportive Services for Veteran Families

Ending Veteran Homelessness

New Beginnings’ Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program operates from a housing first model to help end veteran homelessness within Santa Barbara County. The program’s goal is to help veterans attain housing stability through short-term case management and financial assistance. We serve those in danger of losing their housing, and those who are homeless and in need assistance in obtaining permanent, traditional housing.

Background

With so many veterans experiencing homelessness and living in their vehicles, New Beginnings decided to launch this program in 2013. The veterans program is a federally-funded program whose mission it is to end veteran homelessness. New Beginnings began operating the first SSVF program in the county. Today, New Beginnings is one of the leading service providers for homeless veterans and their families across Santa Barbara County.

Services Include:

  • Short-term case management
  • Housing stability counseling
  • Security deposit placement assistance
  • Temporary financial assistance for rent, security and utility deposits, and short-term rental assistance
  • VA benefit application assistance
  • Housing search assistance

Basic Eligibility Requirements:

  • A member of a veteran family, which can be a single veteran or family in which the head of household or the spouse of the head of household is a veteran
  • Gross household income must be at or below 50% of the area median income for household size
  • A person who served in the active military, naval, or air service, and who was discharged or released there from under conditions other than dishonorable
  • We need landlords! If you are a landlord who may be willing to rent to a veteran who is looking to get back on his or her feet, please visit our Landlords and Lot Owners page
Veterans

Enroll in the Program

South County Case Manager
Cassidy Rea
Tel (805) 963-7777, ext. 107
Mobile (805) 403-2663
crea@nullsbnbcc.org

North County Case Manager
Jamie Naylor
Tel (805) 430-8636, ext. 0872
Mobile (805) 452-2242
jnaylor@nullsbnbcc.org

Johnson Court Support

Johnson Court

While separate from our SSVF program, New Beginnings employs a dedicated staff member that provides on-site supportive services to 16 formerly homeless veterans living at Johnson Court. Johnson Court is the first all-veteran housing development in Santa Barbara and is managed by the Housing Authority of the City of Santa Barbara.

Contact

For more information about how we support veterans, please contact:

Victor Virgen
Program Manager
Tel (805) 963-7777, ext. 115
Mobile (805) 450-9168
vvirgen@nullsbnbcc.org

Veteran