If you or an adult member of your household has served in the U.S. Military, we recommend that you explore the various programs offered through the VA to assist homeless veterans and their families.
The VA offers services that may assist homeless veterans with:
- Benefits linkage
- Health care
- Mental health services
Click here for more information about the VA’s services for homeless veterans.
Shelter and Housing for Homeless Veterans
If you need emergency shelter due to homelessness, click here the CommunityPoint list of homeless emergency shelters in Tampa and Hillsborough County.
James A. Haley VA Hospital Healthcare for Homeless Veterans (HCHV) programs
If you are a homeless veteran eligible for health care services, you may access services by calling the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at 1-877-424-3838. You will speak with a professional who can provide basic information and place a consult with the JAHVH HCHV Program. You should receive a call from an HCHV staff person within one business day. You may also call 813-979-3563 to speak with a member of the HCHV Outreach Team. If a team member is not available, leave a message and your phone call will be returned.
James A. Haley VA Hospital is located at 13000 Bruce B. Downs Boulevard, Tampa, FL 33612. You will need to be enrolled at the hospital in order to access ongoing services. (If you have been treated at Haley then you are registered). If you are unsure if you are registered, or need to register, call Eligibility at the VA Hospital, (813) 972-2000, ext. 5902, or go to the hospital to enroll in person.
If you are enrolled in services you can ask your Primary Care social worker for resources and/or a referral to HCHV.
Supportive Services for Veterans Families (SSVF)
The SSVF Program, funded by the VA, is designed to provide a range of supportive services to assist veterans who are homeless make a successful transition to permanent housing and address barriers to stable housing for veterans with low income that are at imminent risk of becoming homeless. If you have served in the U.S. Military, you may be eligible for SSVF assistance even if you don’t qualify for VA Healthcare.
The SSVF program is offered in Hillsborough County/Tampa by two organizations – Tampa Crossroads and St. Vincent dePaul, S. Pinellas.
Click here to view the SSVF Presentation-July 2015 CoC Monthly Meeting.
Click here for the SSVF Hillsborough Referral Form with instructions on how to refer to the SSVF program.
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP)
Operated by the Hillsborough County Veterans Affairs Office, HVRP is funded by the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless veterans obtain employment.
Learn more about the HVRP program, including services offered and eligibility requirements.
Other Community Programs for Homeless Veterans
There are many other programs and organizations in Hillsborough County with housing and services to assist homeless veterans.
Click here for the CommunityPoint list of other homeless veteran assistance programs in Tampa and Hillsborough County.
(This information is provided to help homeless individuals and families identify programs and organizations that may be able to assist them. Programs and information provided does not imply endorsement or regulation by THHI as each program, service and/or organization is operated by governmental or independent entity not owned or operated by THHI. )