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US Labor Department announces millions in grants to organizations serving homeless female veterans and veterans with families

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					US Labor Department announces millions in grants to organizations serving homeless female veterans
and veterans with families

The U.S. Department of Labor's Veterans' Employment and Training Service today announced
more than $5 million in grants to aid homeless female veterans and veterans with families.
Twenty-six grants in 14 states and the District of Columbia will provide job training, counseling
and placement services (including job readiness, and literacy and skills training) to expedite the
reintegration of homeless female veterans and veterans with families into the labor force through
the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program.

"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."

"Female veterans and veterans with families face special challenges when reintegrating into
civilian life," said Assistant Secretary of Labor for VETS Ray Jefferson. "This important
emphasis of the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program will allow us to identify and
communicate the best practices for women and families in order to accelerate the successful
transition for these brave veterans into meaningful employment."

"It is unconscionable that so many female veterans, after serving our country, find themselves
homeless," said Sara Manzano-Diaz, director of the Labor Department's Women's Bureau.
"There are barriers unique to this population of service members that leave them vulnerable to
homelessness. Through these grants, the department will provide critical assistance in
reintegrating these women into the workforce and starting them on a path toward self-

In addition to providing reintegration services, the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program
Grants will stimulate the development of effective service delivery systems that will address the
unique problems faced by this population of homeless veterans.

Successful applicants were able to express their understanding of the challenges faced by
homeless female veterans and/or homeless veterans with families and demonstrated via their
grant applications that they had begun developing a network of service providers that were
already addressing the needs of this population.

  Editor's note: A list of grantees follows this release.

  Program Year 2010 Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program Grants

                            Grantee Name                   City           ST      Amount
St. Francis House Inc.                    Little Rock    Ark.     $106,071
----------------------                    -----------    ----     --------
United States Veterans Initiative         Long Beach     Calif.   $150,000
---------------------------------         ----------     ------   --------
Volunteers of America Los Angeles         Los Angeles    Calif.   $300,000
---------------------------------         -----------    ------   --------
All Faith Consortium Inc.                 Washington     D.C.     $150,000
-------------------------                 ----------     ----     --------
Second Chance Employment Services         Washington     D.C.     $300,000
---------------------------------         ----------     ----     --------
Okaloosa Walton Homeless Continuum of      Fort Walton
 Care Opportunity Inc.                     Beach         Fla.     $200,000
-------------------------------------     ------------   ----     --------
Tampa Crossroads Inc.                     Tampa          Fla.     $237,974
-------------------------------------     -----          ----     --------
Atlanta Center for Self Sufficiency       Atlanta        Ga.      $261,800
-----------------------------------       -------        ---      --------
Mental Health Association in Hawaii
 Inc.                                     Honolulu       Hawaii   $300,000
-----------------------------------       --------       ------   --------
Volunteers of America of Illinois         Chicago        Ill.     $154,065
---------------------------------         -------        ----     --------
United Veterans of America                Leeds          Mass.    $200,000
--------------------------                -----          -----    --------
(doing business as Soldier On)
Veterans Inc.                             Worcester      Mass.     $94,220
-------------                             ---------      -----     -------
Volunteers of America Michigan Inc.       Southfield     Mich.    $300,000
-----------------------------------       ----------     -----    --------
Saratoga County Rural Preservation Co.
 Inc.                                     Ballston Spa   N.Y.      $75,000
--------------------------------------    ------------   ----      -------
Black Veterans for Social Justice Inc.    Brooklyn       N.Y.     $300,000
--------------------------------------    --------       ----     --------
Phoenix Houses of New York Inc.           New York       N.Y.     $126,139
-------------------------------           --------       ----     --------
Services for the UnderServed Inc.         New York       N.Y.     $299,995
Central City Concern                      Portland       Ore.      $75,000
--------------------                      --------       ----      -------
YWCA of Greater Harrisburg                Harrisburg     Pa.       $76,424
--------------------------                ----------     ---       -------
The Philadelphia Veterans Multi-
 Service & Education Center Inc.          Philadelphia   Pa.       $76,612
--------------------------------          ------------   ---       -------
Fast Forward                              Columbia       S.C.     $100,000
------------                              --------       ----     --------
Ethos Educational Services LLC (doing
 business as Excel Learning Center)       El Paso        Texas    $300,000
-------------------------------------     -------        -----    --------
Goodwill Industries of Houston            Houston        Texas    $300,000
------------------------------            -------        -----    --------
American GI Forum National Veterans
 Outreach Program Inc.                    San Antonio    Texas    $300,000
-----------------------------------       -----------    -----    --------
Vocational Training Institute, LLC
 (doing business as Job Ready Training-
   San Antonio)                                      San Antonio      Texas     $300,000
  ---------------------------------------            -----------      -----     --------
  Partners in Careers                                Vancouver        Wash.     $173,280
  -------------------                                ---------        -----     --------

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Source: U.S. Department of Labor

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