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New Community Action Program Designed to Help Neediest Veterans
Posted on: 11/07/2013
By  Mike Cullums
 
As we reported two months ago, Washington-Morgan Community Action has received $507,000 from the US Department of Veterans Affairs for a program to help the neediest military veterans in the area.
 
The program is called “Supportive Services for Veteran Families.”  Carrie McNamee administers this new program for Community Action.
 
“The purpose is to promote housing stability among very low income veterans’ families,” she explains.
 
McNamee expects about 100 veterans families in five southeast Ohio counties (including Gallia, Meigs and Muskingum) can be helped. She says there are several steps involved in getting help to these veterans and their families.   

“First is outreach, and we’re reaching out to the families; to different veterans services and veterans organizations. Then there’s case management with a housing focus, with connection to VA resources and benefits. There’s also connections to all the mainstream resources and benefits. The main thing is to get them into a house, then we get into the other resources,” she states.   

These households will be required to create a housing stability plan and meet monthly with a case manager.  For more information on the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program, call Brandy Clift at Community Action: 740-373-3745.  
 
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