$6.3M granted to South Carolina, Georgia to help end veteran homelessness

August 31, 2020
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The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded $6.3 million to help fight Veteran homelessness along the South Carolina and Georgia coasts.

The money under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program is going to four non-profits.

Those four non-profits operate within the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center.

This includes communities from Charleston, South Carolina and Myrtle Beach as well as Savannah, Georgia.

These grants will give thousands of low-income Veteran families around the nation access to case management and other assistance.

The hope is to rapidly re-house Veterans who become homeless or prevent Veterans from becoming homeless.

“This funding supports our continued efforts to work with the community to end Veteran homelessness, a top priority for the Department of Veterans Affairs and our hospital,” said Charleston VAMC Director Scott Isaacks.

Through SSVF, Veteran Affairs served more than 105,156 individuals, including 70,524 Veterans and 20,608 children nationally in 2019.

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