The U.S. Labor Department, through its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program, has awarded $5 million in grants to 26 organizations in 14 states and the District of Columbia that are focused on helping homeless women veterans and veterans with families transition back into civilian life.
The organizations receiving the grants were chosen because they have already begun to develop networks of services to help meet the challenges this population of veterans face.
“The Department of Labor is committed to ensuring that these remarkable men and women successfully transition back into the working world,” said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. “The members of our armed forces make enormous sacrifices for the nation. The least we owe them when they return to civilian life is a chance to earn a living, support their families and have a stable place to rest their heads each night.”
Secretary Solis along with Assistant Secretary Ray Jefferson of the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service, and Director Sara Manzano-Diaz of the Women’s Bureau, spoke during a teleconference about job placement- and job-training services, counseling, literacy and skill-building programs and other resources available to homeless veterans, veterans with disabilities and, in particular, women veterans, to help them build brighter futures for themselves and their families.
The Department of Labor press release lists the grantee organizations and includes an audio of the teleconference.
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