IAVA’s Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) works with veterans and families across the nation providing critical support, guidance and connections to on the ground resources. RRRP is staffed by masters-level Veteran Transition Managers (VTMs) that work on the front lines every single day, ensuring our nation’s heroes and their families have the support they need and have earned. To date, RRRP has connected over 9,200 veterans and family members to more than 11,200 resources.
It’s been an incredibly busy week, as veteran needs remain high. RRRP continues to provide top notch services to clients, engage in advocacy work for our community and ensure that the impact of our work is heard:
- Important 2019 YTD RRRP Impact Metrics: Connected 20 veterans to the Veterans Crisis Line. Connected 48 veterans who were homeless or at-risk of homelessness with housing resources and financial assistance. Supported 36 female veterans and 18 family members. Gender Breakdown: 33% female/67% male, which is an all time high for female RRRP clients
- Client Quote of the Week: “My case manager is very professional and has great communication skills. My stress level is very low. Thank you for your assistance.” Learn more by checking out RRRP’s latest Weekly Impact Report
- Two RRRP Team members attended DE-CRUIT this week, which is a program that treats trauma through Shakespeare and science. Learn more about this amazing program by checking out a blog on it here
- Three IAVA staff members attended the New York City Veterans Advisory Board meeting this week, connecting with local partners and stakeholders to best support our community