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.
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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