Federal Grant Provides Housing for Veterans Statewide

The Volunteers of America Northern Rockies organization, based in Sheridan, has been awarded a statewide one-year grant for supportive services for veteran families.

The $2 million dollar grant comes from the Veterans Administration, and according to a news release issued by the organization, will provide homeless prevention and rapid rehousing services to 300 veteran households over the next year.

In the announcement released this week, the VOA’s CEO and President Jeffrey Holsinger said they were honored to expand their current partnership with the Veterans Administration to bring critical services to veterans on a statewide-scale. He said the expansion will provide services​ to all of Wyoming with offices in Sheridan, Casper, Cheyenne and Riverton, and were made possible in part through the support of US Senator Mike Enzi and Congresswoman Cynthia Lummis.

According to the release, the Veterans Administration awards grants to private non-profit organizations to provide supportive services to low-income veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. As per its mission, the VOA will provide supportive services to all Wyoming veterans ​​who are facing homelessness and work beside the veteran and their families to improve housing stability, legal aid, child care, health care, transportation, daily living needs, and personal financial planning.

SheridanWyoming.com

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