The Virginia Department of Veterans Services (VDVS) Virginia Veteran and Family Support (VVFS) program is continuing services to Service Members, Veterans, and their Families (SMVF) as the Commonwealth begins reopening after the COVID-19 shutdowns. We are serving our SMVF population as before but with certain protocols in place to ensure the safety of our staff, clients and community partners. Our Regional offices will be opening at different times across the state but we are continuing to support the needs of eligible individuals by phone/email until all offices have re-opened.
Our staff will be serving the needs of our veterans and their family members by appointment only. As we re-open offices, we are ensuring all social distancing protocols are in place for the safety of our staff and service members and veteran families. If as a veteran, you or your family has a need which requires a face-to-face meeting In an urgent or emergency situation, please advise when you speak with the Regional Director or Resource Specialist at the time of initial contact. To determine whether your local office is open, please contact 1-877-285-1299 and your call will be routed to the appropriate region for assistance. Please be sure to state your name, a return phone number, and your location clearly.
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The Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (VVFS) is a legislatively mandated program operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department of Rehabilitative Services.
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The Virginia General Assembly appropriates roughly $2M per year to fund the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (VVFS). Although generous, state funding is not sufficient to provide an adequate level of service to Virginia’s veterans. Support from individuals, veterans service organizations, and the private sector is crucial to maintain a quality statewide program.
How to Give
The Virginia Veterans Services Foundation receives contributions in support of VVFS. The Foundation strives to ensure contributions directly serve our veterans. There are several ways to make a contribution to the program through the Veterans Services Foundation as shown below. Please make sure that your donation is clearly marked to the Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program c/o of the Veterans Services Foundation.
The Virginia Veterans Services Foundation accepts donations to support critical programs and services for Virginia’s veterans and their families that are not covered by state or federal funds.
- Donate to the Veterans Services Foundation by mail. Download the VVFS donation brochure card. Your contribution may be tax exempt under Internal Revenue Code Section 170 (c) and Code of Virginia Section 2.2.2719. Donations can be used only for the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program and cannot revert to the Commonwealth’s General Fund.
Mail contributions to:
The Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program, c/o Veterans Services Foundation
101 N. 14th Street, 17th Floor Richmond, VA 23219
The following are examples of services that may be available through the following networks of public and private providers:
- Comprehensive and timely assessment
- Case management
- Outpatient treatment
- Outreach activities
- Rehabilitative services
- Family support
- Linkage to benefits services, housing, employment and educational programs