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In partnership with University of South Florida, Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc. was awarded a Supportive Services for Veterans and their Families (SSVF) grant from the Veterans Administration to offer assistance to Veterans and their family members who are homeless or at risk for homelessness. Drs. Scott Young (Principal Investigator) and Colleen Clark (Co-Principal Investigator) have received $118,474 to evaluate the program’s effectiveness. SSVF participants are offered counseling, financial, and/or legal assistance to help prevent homelessness and support rapid re-housing, with the goal being for them to obtain or maintain permanent housing stability. USF is conducting phone interviews to evaluate SSVF service recipients’ housing stability.

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