In an effort to combat Veteran homelessness, the Department of Veteran Affairs has offered a $6.3 million donation. This money is geared toward four non-profits whose main goal is to aid Veterans who are homeless. They take the form of grants for low-income Veteran families across SC and GA.
The pandemic of homeless Veterans has been a nationwide issue for several generations. This grant is hoping to quickly reduce the number of Veterans who are homeless, while also preventing any further from becoming homeless.
“This funding supports our continued efforts to work with the community to end Veteran homelessness, a top priority for the Department of Veterans Affairs and our hospital,” explained Charleston VAMC Director Scott Isaacks.
The program overseeing the project is the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF). They operate to serve over 105,156 individuals, which includes 70,524 Veterans and 20,608 children across the nation. As a rule of thumb, the organization acts to aid Veterans with housing solutions, health care, community employment services, and other required supports.
For more information regarding the SSVF and their plans for the SC and GA grant, visit their website.