Family Alliance for Veterans of America

FAVA provides information, education, advocacy and support to families of veterans and veterans across America at a time of their critical need.  Such need arises, for example, when veterans return from combat with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and/or Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI); when veterans and their families need assistance in getting help from the VA; when veterans suffer from addictions to drugs or alcohol; when veterans have encountered the criminal justice system, including incarceration; when veterans have attempted, or committed, suicide; in short, when veterans and their families are suffering in any way from service-related issues and problems. Focused assistance to veterans and especially, their families is FAVA's prime objective.

Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF)

The purpose of the SSVF program is to assist homeless veterans and their families and veterans at risk of homelessness.

SSVF serves 43 counties in the State of Iowa.  The following counties are: Lyon, Osceola, Dickinson, Emmet, Kossuth, Winnebago, Worth, Mitchell, Howard, Winneshiek, Allamakee, Sioux, O'Brien, Clay, Palo Alto, Hancock, Cerro Gordo, Floyd, Chickasaw, Fayette, Clayton, Plymouth, Cherokee, Buena Vista, Pacahontas, Humboldt, Wright, Franklin, Butler, Bremer, Woodbury, Ida, Sac, Calhoun, Webster, Hamilton, Hardin, Grundy, Monona, Crawford, Carroll, Greene, Boone.

In order to qualify you must be a veteran and have served at least one day in the military: discharge status under conditions other than dishonorable.  Have very low-income-less than 50% of the area median income (AIM).  Homeless or at risk of being homeless-literally homeless ex: living in a shelter or on the street.  At risk oh homelessness ex: eviction notice, passed due rent, sleeping on a friend/relative's couch.

If you or someone you know is eligible, call: 641-243-4103 or visit the website at