WestCOP gets grant for veteran support services

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Lowey and Engel Announce $936,025 Grant for Hudson Valley Veterans

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Congressman Eliot Engel today announced that the Westchester Community Opportunity Program (WestCOP) will receive a renewal grant of $936,025 to provide supportive services for 750 local veterans’ households.

“America made a pledge to its veterans and this is part of the effort to fulfill that pledge,” said Rep. Engel. “These men and women served their country and have come upon hard times. This money will provide supportive services to very low-income veteran families living in, or transitioning to, permanent housing.”

“We are indebted to our veterans for the sacrifices they have made for our country,” said Rep. Lowey. “These brave men and women deserve our praise and support, and I am pleased WestCOP will receive this renewal of funding, enabling the organization to continue to provide vital supportive services for our local veterans.”

Public Law 110-387 authorized the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to develop the new Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program. Under the SSVF Program, VA will award grants to private non-profit organizations and consumer cooperatives, which will provide supportive services to low-income Veteran families residing in or transitioning to permanent housing. The grantees, including WestCOP, will provide a range of supportive services designed to promote housing stability to eligible low-income Veteran families.

“We view this renewal grant as recognition of the work we do and the accomplishments we have made,” said Winston Ross, Executive Director of WestCOP. “We plan to continue to work in the Hudson Valley to help veterans and their families get the support they need.”

Veterans will be eligible for supportive services such as health care, daily living, financial planning, transportation, and child care services. For more information, please click here <http://www.va.gov/HOMELESS/docs/Prevention_Fact_Sheet_11-22-10.pdf> .

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    THE CONGRESSMAN has expressly said ( AND THAT IS THE MIND SET OF PEOPLE IN PUBIC OFFICES OF TRUST IN PRESENT-DAY AMERICA) …. I am really shoocked when he says ” America ” and when Referring to Our Servicemen THE CONGRESSMAN further says ” served their Country”

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