VA Funds CNY Veteran's Outreach Center in Battle to End Homelessness
Monday, September 8th, 2014
CNY Veteran's Outreach Center is proud to announce that their application to the United States Department of Veteran Affairs Supportive Services for Veteran Families Grant (SSVF) has been renewed in the amount of $440,640.00 starting October 1, 2014 to September 30, 2015. The grant is designed to serve at-risk and homeless veterans and their families in Oneida, Herkimer, Madison, Otsego, Jefferson, Lewis, and St. Lawrence counties.
The Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program at the Central New York Veterans Outreach Center and the development of partnerships with Mayor Palmieri will provide housing to veterans and their families.
Vincent Scalise (Executive Director/Founder) stated: "We are extremely proud to be refunded for another year, and we look forward to continuing serving those that are in need. We will keep growing and adding more services for Veterans and their families through our service area and continue to be the premiere Veterans Service Agency for Central New York."
Utica Mayor Robert Palmieri stated, "I am pleased that CNY Veteran's Outreach Center secured additional funding for the vital services they provide in ending veterans homelessness. I had the honor of representing the City of Utica at the White House in June and be one of the first Mayor's in the country to join the Mayor's Challenge to End Veterans Homelessness." Palmieri added, "Partnerships are the one only way we can achieve this goal and I thank Vincent Scalise and his staff for the outstanding work they have done to assist those who have sacrificed so much for us."
Under the SSVF program, VA awards grants to private non-profit organizations that provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families living in or transitioning to permanent housing. Funding will enable the Central New York Veteran's Outreach Center to increase services to the growing number of at-risk and homeless veterans and their families in Central and Northern New York State.
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