The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS) is continuing services to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) as the Commonwealth deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. Our offices are open for in person appointments. We are serving our SMVF population as before, but with certain protocols and screenings in place to ensure the safety of our staff, customers and community partners. To ensure for everyone’s safety, all visitors will be screened prior to entering our offices and face coverings are required. There will not be lobby or waiting room availability and we ask all visitors to respect our social distancing and mask protocols. Frequent disinfection of all high-touch surfaces occur frequently throughout the day and after each visitor to our offices.
The DVS VVFS program will continue to maximize personalized service options such as behavioral health, rehabilitative, and supportive services for our SMVF customers, including in-person meetings, approved public meetings, virtual and phone appointments. If you or your family have an urgent or emergency situation requiring in person assistance, please let us know when you contact us. To determine whether your local office is open on a particular day, please contact 1-877-285-1299 and your call will be routed for assistance. Please be sure to clearly state your name, a return phone number, and your location. Appointment requests may also be made electronically by clicking on the Red Appointment Request button at the top of this page.
The Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program: Enhancing the quality of life for Virginia’s veterans, service members, and their families.
The Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (VVFS) in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services, monitors and coordinates behavioral health and rehabilitative services and support services through an integrated, comprehensive and responsive system of public and private partnerships. VVFS provides direct support via personalized care coordination to veterans and their families as they address the challenges of military service, transition, deployments, post traumatic stress and traumatic brain injuries.
VVFS proudly serves:
- Veterans of any era who are Virginia residents regardless of discharge status
- Members of the Virginia National Guard not in active federal service
- Virginia residents in the Armed Forces Reserves not in active federal service
- Family members of those above
- Comprehensive assessment of individual and family needs
- Direct linkage to needed services including medical, behavioral healthcare, veterans benefits, housing, and employment assistance
- Peer Services and support groups
- Family programs including; Couples Workshops, Family Retreats and Caregiver Skill Building
- Assistance to homeless or incarcerated veterans Click here to access the Re-entry Roadmap for Veterans Incarcerated in Virginia.
See the menu on the right side of this page and click on the region nearest you (North, East, Central & West) for further support contact details.