Grant Awarded to Help Homeless Veterans
TULSA, OK [June 25, 2015] – Volunteers of America Oklahoma has been selected to receive $300,000 as a 2015 grant recipient of the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP).
HVRP provides veterans experiencing homelessness with occupational, classroom and on-the-job training, as well as job search and placement assistance including follow-up services. HVRP is the only federal program that focuses exclusively on employment of veterans who are experiencing homelessness.
Speaking on behalf of Volunteers of America Oklahoma, President & CEO, Pam Richardson said of this new opportunity, “As a partner agency of the Tulsa 24-agency collaborative A Way Home for Tulsa (AWH4T) our collective goal is to end veteran homelessness by 2015. It is such an honor and privilege to serve in such a meaningful way the service men and women who have sacrificed so much in service to our country.”
In 2015, the Department of Labor HVRP grants totaled approximately $35 million and were awarded to veterans’ organizations across the country. This funding will provide an estimated 16,000 veterans with tools and training to help them successfully transition from homelessness to sustainable housing and good civilian jobs.
Volunteers of America provides a broad range of services dedicated to “helping America’s most vulnerable,” and as a state affiliate Volunteers of America Oklahoma has provided services and community outreach for over 20 years, from our statewide headquarters in Tulsa and satellite offices in Oklahoma City, Bartlesville, Muskogee and Bernice.