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Recently, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) announced the award of more than $36 million in grants as part of its Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), administered by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service. Eight Goodwill agencies across the United States were granted more than $2.6 million to help veterans who are homeless succeed in civilian careers.
“These job training programs will provide the skills that veterans require to find and keep a job and secure housing,” said DOL Secretary Thomas Perez. “The progress made in recent years to reduce veterans’ homelessness is encouraging, but it remains our moral duty to do all we can to honor our veterans with the dignity of a good job and opportunities to build a solid middle-class life for their families.”
Ohio Valley Goodwill Industries has been providing services to our nation’s veterans for more than 20 years and last year, served almost 800 service members and their families.
As required by the DOL grant, Goodwill agencies will use the funds to provide job placement, career counseling, life skills and money management mentoring, as well as help in finding housing. For more information about Ohio Valley Goodwill’s local services for veterans struggling with homelessness, please visit www.cincinnatigoodwill.org/services.