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) is operated by the Virginia Department of Veterans Services in cooperation with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services and the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services. VVFS was established originally in 2008 as the Virginia Wounded Warrior Program in response to the growing need to improve and expand services to our nation’s veterans and their family members coping with the impact of deployment, military service, post-traumatic stress, operational stress and/or traumatic brain injury. VVFS monitors and coordinates the delivery of behavioral health, rehabilitative, and supportive services for Virginia Veterans and their families.
The VVFS program works to ensure that Virginia Veterans do not slip through the cracks and that adequate and timely assessment, treatment, and support are available to promote resilience and recovery. Through an extensive network of Federal, State, and Local partnerships, the VVFS proudly serves veterans of any era who are Virginia residents; members of the Virginia National Guard and Armed Forces Reserves not in active federal service; and family members of those veterans and service members.
Our team, many who personally wore the uniform or stood by a family member in the military, is focused on helping you feel like you again and to assist your family with moving forward with your lives. VVFS provides services statewide through five health planning regions, each with a consortia, including community services boards, brain injury service providers, and other public and private services providers.
Our goal is to make it easier for our veterans and their families to find and get help. Our core services include peer and family support with hands on assistance navigating supportive services. VVFS is also proud to serve our most vulnerable veterans including veterans involved in the criminal justice system, incarcerated veterans, and those experiencing homelessness. VVFS specializes in closing service gaps and enhancing response systems for all Veterans in the Commonwealth.