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Grant Helps VOA House Homeless Veterans

September 21, 2012, 6:14 AM by Kellee Azar

Grant Helps VOA House Homeless Veterans
SIOUX FALLS, SD -

The number of homeless veterans has been on the rise in Minnehaha County.  But now thanks to a more than $1 million grant, the Volunteers of America Dakotas, which is based in Sioux Falls, is getting more support to help out.

This grant comes from the Department of Veterans Affairs, and will help fill an even bigger need by helping nearly 25 veterans a day who are homeless.

"Its designed as a custom fit to what your needs are and not to what the needs of a whole group might be," Veteran Services Coordinator Chris Nelson said.

The VOA currently operates the Berakhah House and an Outreach Center which are group homes.

But this grant will help provide apartments all around town to lease to veterans and their families with the hopes that they'll be able to take over the lease after receiving six to 12 months of help from the VOA.

"I think that's important because a lot of vets coming back have difficulty in a residential program where it's more of a group-home setting.  It's not as comfortable for them as having their own place and this will provide that opportunity to a lot of people," Nelson said

It's a form of assistance that will help them find work and get integrated back into civilian life.

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