"Leave No One Behind"

Veterans Village of San Diego Intervention Programs

With decades of experience addressing the wide-ranging needs of veterans, VVSD has developed a host of innovative intervention programs to turn lives around.Our programs are so successful and effective,organizations around the country have used them as role models.

VVSD takes a holistic approach to serving veterans. We offer mental, physical, spiritual and legal help in a variety of settings that are easily accessible for our target population.

The staff at VVSD is keenly aware that veterans often come to us with co-occurring disorders, such as mental illness and drug abuse. In many cases, we find that they also need legal assistance resolving outstanding misdemeanor cases and bench warrants for their arrest.

VVSD intervention programs:

  • Stand Down: the nationally recognized three-day event of one-stop services for homeless veterans, including shelter, food, clothing, medical care and counseling.
  • Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF): provides eligible Veteran families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits, which may included.
  • Homeless Court: special court hearings held at local shelters to help homeless defendants resolve misdemeanor offenses. Sentences involve participating in rehabilitation activities instead of fines or jail time.
  • Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic: In partnership with VVSD, the Thomas Jefferson School of Law runs the Veterans Legal Assistance Clinic, which takes family, consumer and other cases.

Mission: Veterans Village of San Diego serves America’s veterans in overcoming homelessness and related challenges.