Who Are South Florida’s At-Risk and Homeless Veterans Served by SSVF

Female Soldier

Since 2012, Operation Sacred Trust (OST) has served more than 5,000 homeless and at-risk Veteran families in Broward and Miami-Dade counties. Who are the Veterans receiving help from the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program in South Florida?

Eighteen percent of Veterans receiving OST SSVF services served in the Vietnam Era.
Eighteen percent of South Florida Veterans receiving assistance to end or prevent homelessness from Operation Sacred Trust’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program served in the Vietnam Era.
Twelve percent of homeless and at-risk Veterans receiving OST SSVF services are female Veterans.
Twelve percent are Female Veterans.
49 percent of Veterans receiving Operation Sacred Trust SSVF services are living with a disability.
Forty-nine percent are Living with a Disability.
56 percent of Veterans served by Operation Sacred Trust's SSVF program served in the U.S. Army.
Fifty-six percent are Army Veterans.
59 percent of SSVF Veterans served by OST are Black or African-American.
Fifty-nine percent are Black or African-American.
18 percent of Veterans receiving OST SSVF services are Hispanic or Latino.
Eighteen percent are Hispanic or Latino Veterans.
Meet Veterans served by Operation Sacred Trust’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families program who were once homeless in Miami.

Summary

  • 88 percent are Male.
  • 82 percent are Single.
  • 49 percent are Disabled.
  • Branch of Service: Army, 56%; Navy, 17%; Marines 12%; Air Force, 12%; Coast Guard, 1%.
  • Primary Service Eras: Vietnam, 18%; Post-Vietnam, 34%; Post 9/11, 20%.
  • 59 percent are Black or African-American.
  • 18 percent are Hispanic or Latino.

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