“Enhancing the quality of life for Virginia’s veterans, service members and their families”
The Virginia Veteran and Family Support Program (VVFS) is operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services and provides OUTREACH, CONNECTION and SUPPORT to veterans and their families as they address the challenges of military service, transition, deployments, Post Traumatic Stress and other behavioral health concerns as well as Traumatic Brain Injuries and other physical injuries.
SERVICES WE PROVIDE: Referral and connection services are coordinated with Community Services Boards, brain injury service providers, VA medical facilities and other public and private agencies. Additionally, VVFS provides direct support via personalized care coordination, peer to peer mentoring, caregiver skill building and support groups.
Virginia Veteran and Family Support 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. It was established in 2008 in response to the growing need to improve and expand services to our nation’s veterans and their family members whose lives have been touched by stress-related injuries or traumatic brain injury. Virginia Veteran and Family Support was re-branded on October 1, 2015. VVFS was formally known as Virginia Wounded Warrior Program.
WHO WE SERVE: Our statewide program serves veterans of any era (regardless of discharge status) who are Virginia residents; members of the Virginia National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves not in active federal service; and family members and caregivers of those veterans and service members.
Through an extensive network of local, federal and state partnerships, the VVFS program can assist you in getting the answers and connections you need and deserve.
Note: Requests for urgent mental health services should be directed to local emergency services at the Community Services Boards or by calling #911 or the suicide prevention hotline #1.800.273.8255.