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Brown Announces New Federal Resources to Provide Critical Services to Homeless Veterans in Mahoning Valley

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Location: Washington, DC

New federal resources will provide critical support for homeless veterans in Warren. U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) today announced that Family and Community Services, Inc. of Portage County has been awarded a new federal grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) which will serve homeless veterans in Warren. The $960,000 grant will be used to provide temporary housing for homeless veterans.

"Our veterans put their lives on the line for our country--and these resources will ensure that they receive the support they need to live in a stable environment and find work. From preventing homelessness to helping increase job training and work opportunities, we should be doing all we can to ease the transition to civilian life for our veterans," Brown said. "Our commitment to our servicemembers shouldn't end when they return home. It's a tragedy when even one member of our Armed Services is forced to live on the street--which is why providing the job skills training needed to earn a living wage is so important."

The grant will help a daily average of 20 beds for homeless veterans through a "Transition in Place" housing model which promotes increased housing stabilization.


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