The grant will allow Crisis Ministries to provide case management and supportive services to assist homeless Veterans or those at-risk of losing their housing. Funds may also be used to provide assistance with rent and utilities. Over the past two years, Crisis Ministries has assisted 750 Veterans and their families with SSVF funding. With this award, Crisis Ministries anticipates serving an additional 500 Veterans and their families in 2014 throughout the Lowcountry. Veterans and other guests at the shelter have access to legal services, primary healthcare, education and workforce training.
Crisis Ministries partners with Family Services, Inc., which administers the rental and utility assistance, as well as financial education and counseling to Veterans in the program.
“This is an affirmation of the work we do to help our Veterans and their families. Not only will this money help homeless Veterans, it will also save many Veterans and their families from becoming homeless,” said Stacey Denaux, CEO of Crisis Ministries.
The VA awarded a total of $300 million in grants to assist approximately 120,000 homeless and at-risk Veterans and their families to 319 agencies in 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. This is the third year SSVF grants have helped Veterans and their families find or remain in their homes. For a full list of grant recipients, visit: http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/docs/SSVF/2013_SSVF_Awards_Final_71113.pdf.
For more information on the SSVF grants, visit: http://www.va.gov/opa/pressrel/pressrelease.cfm?id=2448.
Crisis Ministries provides food, shelter and hope to end homelessness and hunger one person at a time, one family at a time.