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Secretary Shinseki Announces an Additional $10.3 Million to Help Eliminate Veterans Homelessness

October 5, 2011


Secretary Shinseki Announces an Additional $10.3 Million

to Help Eliminate Veterans Homelessness

 

WASHINGTON – Eleven states will share more than $10.3 million in grants to community groups to provide enhanced services for homeless Veterans this year. This is in addition to the $59.5 million in preventive grants awarded earlier this year.

“Homelessness is a national issue that will be solved at the local level,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Eric K. Shinseki.  “VA is proud to partner with the community organizations that share our dedication to serving those who served this Nation.  They are pulling Veterans out of homelessness and setting them on the path to independence.” 

As a key component of VA’s plan to eliminate homelessness among Veterans, VA’s Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Program provides grants and per diem payments to help public and nonprofit organizations establish and operate supportive housing and service centers for homeless Veterans.  As a result of this funding, provided through a program known as VA Special Need Grants for Homeless Veterans Service Providers, 26 projects will receive approximately $10.3 million to continue providing enhanced services for homeless Veterans who are seriously mentally ill.  The grants will also greatly benefit homeless women Veterans, including women with children, elderly women, or those who may be terminally ill.

For more information, visit VA’s website for the National Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem Office at www.va.gov/homeless/GPD.ASP.  Additionally, VA has a National Call Center for Homeless Veterans, 1-877-4AID VET (1-877-424-3838), http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/NationalCallCenter.asp

 

Recipients of VA Special Need Grants for
Homeless Veterans Service Providers

 

State

City

Recipients

Special Need Population

Amount

AR

Little Rock

St. Francis House, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$367,500 

CA

Los Angeles

Salvation Army, a California Corporation

Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

$325,500 

 

San Francisco

Swords to Plowshares

Chronically mentally ill

$682,499 

 

San Francisco

Swords to Plowshares

Frail elderly

$331,638 

 

Los Angeles

The Salvation Army

Chronically mentally ill

$300,337 

 

Long Beach

United States Veterans Initiative, Inc.

Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

$252,138 

 

Sacramento

Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.

Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

$321,454 

 

Sacramento

Vietnam Veterans of California, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$436,106 

 

San Diego

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

$300,615 

 

San Diego

Vietnam Veterans of San Diego

Chronically mentally ill

$550,200 

 

Los Angeles

Volunteers of America Los Angeles

frail elderly

$524,941 

CO

Denver

Catholic Charities and Community Services Denver

Chronically mentally ill

$629,207 

FL

Cocoa

Volunteers of America of Florida, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$365,492 

IN

Indianapolis

HVAF of Indiana, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$498,750 

MA

Leeds

United Veterans of America, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$520,597 

 

Leeds

United Veterans of America, Inc.

Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

$206,126 

 

Boston

Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc.

Frail elderly

$308,452 

 

Boston

Vietnam Veterans Workshop, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$452,686 

MD

Hagerstown

Way Station, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$481,768 

NY

Bay Shore

United Veterans Beacon House, Inc.

Frail elderly

$250,950 

OH

Cleveland

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$498,750 

 

Columbus

Volunteers of America of Greater Ohio, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$420,000 

 

Cleveland

West Side Catholic Center

Women, including women who have care of minor dependents

$105,000 

TX

El Paso

Opportunity Center for the Homeless

Chronically mentally ill

$261,872 

 

Houston

United States Veterans Initiative, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$420,000 

UT

Salt Lake City

First Step House, Inc.

Chronically mentally ill

$479,267 

 

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