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Cincinnati, OH ·· June 27, 2017 ·· Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries is pleased to announce that it has received word from the U.S. Department of Labor that the organization has been awarded a federal grant in support of its Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP). The $400,000 grant will be used to provide job training and support for homeless veterans. This new grant will begin July 1, 2017 and continue until June 30, 2018. The new Federal grant will help homeless veterans in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana to transition into the workforce.
The HVRP grant will allow the organization to serve 260 veterans in the Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana areas during the one year grant period. Annually, Goodwill assists an average of 900 veterans with a variety of support services, including education and job training, counseling, job placement, as well as case management assistance.
In the Greater Cincinnati area, Ohio Valley Goodwill has helped thousands of veterans, build their civilian careers. Locally, in 2016, Ohio Valley Goodwill served almost 1000 veterans. Since the early 1990′s, the organization has helped more than 10,000 veterans to receive assistance with transitional and permanent housing, skill training, job placement assistance as well as case management support. “We are very proud of the quality services that we have been providing for the past twenty-five years for the hundreds of men and women that we have served at Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries,” said Charlie Blythe, Goodwill’s Grants Director. “This new grant will enable us to provide even greater services to more people.”
“As we near the celebration of the 4th of July holiday and the anniversary of our nation’s independence, it is fitting that we also honor and recognize all that our veterans do to keep our country safe and free,” said Joseph Byrum, President and CEO of Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries.
For more information about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s programs and services for our nation’s veterans, please visit cincinnatigoodwill.org/services or call 513-631-4500.