Programs

Housing

In addition to our SSVF program, which assists with permanent housing, we also provide transitional housing to homeless veterans. This program is for veterans who have faced a variety of challenges, and are in need of the counseling and case management services necessary to enable them to move on to permanent housing and independent, productive lives.

The rent for these transitional slots is based upon a veteran’s income and subsidized by the Barnstable Housing Authority. If you are a homeless veteran in need, and willing to commit to a program intended to provide you the types of assistance you require, please call us and apply.

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Scholarship Program

This year the Cape & Islands Veterans Outreach Center is pleased to announce we will award five $1,000 scholarships, four to high school students who belong to a veteran family going to college, and a fifth is awarded to a student veteran currently enrolled in college.

The scholarships are awarded directly to the recipient. Scholarships may be used to offset book costs, lab fees and any other costs associated with attending an accredited college or post-secondary trade or vocational school.

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Community Awareness Programs

One of the goals about which CIVOC is passionate is the greater understanding of the challenges faced by some veterans on the part of the community at large. We have and will continue to collaborate with schools, councils on aging, church groups, first responders, mental health professionals and families of veterans. Our object is always to better familiarize the groups with which we work, with the unique nature of the veteran experience, even as it differs from one individual human being to another.

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Your support provides access to healthy food, a place to call home, professional counseling, referrals, and more.