IAVA’s Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP), which provides guidance, support and linkages to effective on the ground resources and support, hosted its first ever Quarterly RRRP Round-up event via Facebook Live earlier this month. RRRP is making huge impacts on veteran’s lives across the nation and, during the Quarterly Round-up, IAVA’s Chief Services Officer shared insights and highlights about the program, 2018 second quarter outcomes and engaged in a meaningful question and answer session.
In Q2 financial hardship remained the most prevalent need among our clients and 45% of all referrals made involved emergency financial assistance. 90% of clients that reached out to RRRP for financial help needed additional support and resources to resolve issues directly contributing to their financial hardship, like disabilities, lack of employment or housing, and mental health or legal challenges. 59% of clients reaching out for financial assistance also reported being unemployed. 67% of clients who were suicidal or at-risk of suicide also sought financial assistance. And 76% of clients seeking financial assistance were veteran families with at least one child living in the home.
The pervasive financial struggles and needs of the veterans and families that reach out to RRRP highlights the critical importance of our program. One of the most effective aspects of RRRP is our ability to address client’s needs from a holistic lens and provide ongoing support. By gaining an understanding of underlying needs and a full picture of a client’s situation, we are able to provide comprehensive, unparalleled support, helping the veterans and families that we serve achieve more stable futures.
We hope that you were able to join our event and if you missed it you can check it out here: Quarterly RRRP Round-up. Please stay tuned for our next quarterly event that will happen in October. And if you or a veteran you know is in need of support, RRRP’s Veteran Transition Managers are standing by to assist. Contact us today.