Office of Public and Intergovernmental Affairs
VA Announces Grant for Pittsburgh, Pa., Homeless Program
November 13, 2006, 08:00:00 AM
“Only through a dedicated partnership with community- and faith-based organizations can we hope to end homelessness among veterans,” said Secretary of Veterans Affairs Jim Nicholson. “
Shepherd’s Heart will use the grant at
Shepherd’s Heart’s grant for this project is one of 52 grants recently announced by VA worth nearly $11.6 million to public, private non-profit and faith-based groups for programs assisting homeless veterans.
This latest round of grants brings to more than 10,000 the number of community-based beds provided by public and community non-profit and faith-based organizations with VA funding in 50 states, the
VA has the largest integrated network of homeless assistance programs in the country. It is the only federal agency that provides substantial one-on-one contact with the homeless. In many cities and rural areas, VA social workers and other clinicians conduct extensive outreach programs, clinical assessments, medical treatment, alcohol and drug abuse counseling and employment assistance.
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