Federal Grant To Help Homeless Veterans
The Department of Labor has awarded a special grant to a Sacramento group to help homeless vets get off the streets and get jobs.
Monday, July 3, 2006
The 255 thousand dollar grant to the Sacramento Veterans Resource Center will help about 200 homeless veterans.
The first step, according to Sean Benedict with the Center, is to get the veterans’ basic needs addressed.
What we try to do is get them into shelter or some other housing that they’re eligible for, some might need drug and alcohol treatment, some might need health care.
Then, Deanne Amaden, with the Department of Labor, says the money will be used to get homeless vets back into the workforce:
We know that there are homeless veterans out there who need a little extra help getting some training and to get themselves into jobs and back on their feet.
The training will include everything from how to dress in the workplace to skills needed for specific jobs.