Evaluation of Supportive Services for Veterans and Their Families (SSVF) Program at Meridian Behavioral Healthcare, Inc.

About the Project

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) 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.

Principal Investigator

M. Scott Young, PhD


Colleen Clark, PhD

Funding Agency

Department of Veteran Affairs

Award Amount



10/01/2013 - 09/30/2017