RRRP Impact Report
Week Ending October 5, 2018
In 2012, Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America (IAVA) saw a need to create a safety net for transitioning veterans to connect them to the extensive, but often fragmented, network of support systems and resources available to them. The Rapid Response Referral Program (RRRP) has connected over 8,900 veterans to more than 10,700 resources. Unfortunately, the needs of today's veterans remain high.
RRRP client quote of the week:
“[VTM] has been a very competent and knowledgeable ally in my struggle to get back on my feet after being discharged from the military due to multiple brain injuries.”
RRRP processed 17 new cases this week and provided 27 new referrals for clients. Financial assistance, suicide and mental health, and housing and homelessness needs were the top areas clients sought support and assistance with. RRRP served four new veterans facing homelessness and also received inquiries for assistance with employment and navigating the VA disability claims process. Clients continue to report a reduction in stress after working with RRRP’s Veteran Transition Managers.
RRRP Blog Highlight: Why Talking About Suicide Prevention Matters
Overall Impact Metrics:
YTD 2018 Impact Metrics:
RRRP Gender Breakdown:
RRRP Client Average Age: 41
Top 3 Programs Referred to this Week:
Referral Partner Highlight: Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) – Financial Coaching
In 2015 the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) launched a Financial Coaching Initiative tailored for recently-transitioning veterans to provide critical guidance on money management and help facilitate and actualize financial goals. The program has 60 certified financial coaches, 38 dedicated to serving veterans and 22 who serve both the veteran and civilian populations. These coaches provide client-centered, free, confidential services and focus on financial goals and action toward those goals, utilizing the core values of collaboration, motivation, transparency, and trust. All of CFPB’s coaches have extensive training and credentials, provide swift intervention and support and are available through email, telephone calls, and in-person sessions. RRRP has provided nearly 200 referrals to CFPB to date and is our most trusted and frequently utilized financial coaching and budgeting resource.
Chief Services Officer