VOA Texas Receives $464,508 to help Homeless Veterans in Tarrant County
FORT WORTH, TX – Homeless veterans in North Texas will soon have another place to turn to for help. Volunteers of America Texas has received more than $464,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor VETS division to expand its Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) to Fort Worth. The organization currently offers the program in Houston.
The three-year grant from the Veterans’ Administration will help homeless veterans gain access to competitive employment, housing and find other resources they need to live a better quality of life. It’s set to begin accepting clients in July.
“We’ve seen great success with our veterans’ programs in Houston and San Antonio and we are glad that veterans in Tarrant County will now be able to reap the benefits of the HVRP program here in North Texas,” said Angela King, VOA Texas president and CEO. “We actually hire veterans to work in our programs because who could better relate to the needs of the people who have sacrificed their lives for our country? They’ve served us, and now it’s our turn to serve them.”
The program is expected to serve 180 veterans each year in Tarrant County, throughout the life of the grant and will employ up to five staff members, most likely veterans. VOA Texas currently provides employment services and other support to veterans through the HVRP program in Houston and rapid re-housing and other support through the Supportive Service for Veteran Families program in San Antonio. The organization served more than 200 veterans in Texas last year.