IAVA is expanding their Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) in California.
IAVA started the RRRP program in New York City, and within a year t received a strong response and served more than 1,000 veterans. California has about 237,000 post-9/11 veterans and every single one of them and their families will now have access to RRRP.
RRRP is a new approach to supporting post-9/11 veterans by directly connecting them and their families to local resources and to one-on-one support with IAVA’s Veteran Transition Managers. RRRP helps cut through red tape and provides California post-9/11 veterans and their families with access to services ranging across employment, education, housing, mental health, and more.
RRRP is more than a hotline.
California and New York veterans who contact RRRP will work with a designated Veteran Transition Manager who considers all of their needs and goals, and will work with them on those over the long-term. Transition Managers help veterans get connected to resources for any issues they may be confronting – from mental health issues, to financial struggles, to legal aid – and advocates on their behalf when needed, to ensure benefits are received.