Community Action, Inc.
Primarily Serving Clarion and Jefferson Counties, Pennsylvania


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Project Description

Are you a Veteran in crisis or concerned about one?

Connect with the Veterans Crisis Line to reach caring, qualified responders with the Department of Veterans Affairs. Many of them are Veterans themselves.

Call 1-800-273-8255 and press 1.

Text 838255.

Support for deaf and hard of hearing call 1-800-799-4889.

RVS Background

RVS is funded through a U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs grant awarded to the Lawrence County Community Action Partnership who formed a grantee coalition to serve the following counties: Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Clarion, Jefferson, Lawrence, and Mercer.

What is RVS?

  • Provides assistance to homeless Veterans and their families, or those at risk of homelessness
  • Uses the “Housing First Model” focused on locating permanent rental housing, then addressing other household needs with referrals to Veteran Affairs and community supports
  • Provides short-term assistance and case management with a long term goal of housing stability and economic independence

Eligibility Requirements

  • Veteran: “A Veteran is a single person or a family in which the head of household, or the spouse of the head of the household, is a Veteran.” Veteran must provide proof through DD Form 214 “Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty.” If you do not have your DD214, we can assist you with requesting a copy.
  • Housing Status: Homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness
  • Income: At or below 50% area median income (AMI) based on household size
    • 1 Person: $22,150
    • 2 Person: $25,300
    • 3 Person: $28,450
    • 4 Person: $31,600
    • 5 Person: $34,150

Serving the following counties:
Clarion, Jefferson

Contact Information
Jada Shields
RVS Case Manager
[email protected]
814-938-3302 Ext.209