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News - August 3, 2011

Grant would help homeless vets

Shelter Network, a nonprofit that provides services for homeless people on the Peninsula, has won a federal grant of $753,399 for a new program to help homeless veterans and their families.

Much of the support will be provided at Haven Family House in Menlo Park, said Chris Canter of Shelter Network.

The grant is part of a $60 million national program by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help 22,000 low-income veterans and their families over the next year.

Shelter Network works with the VA to serve homeless veterans at its adult shelter in Redwood City and four family facilities.

In addition to food and board, Shelter Network helps with job and housing searches, conducts life-skills workshops, and provides medical and mental health services. Shelter Network also finances support services such as childcare, transportation and rental assistance.

Visit va.gov/homeless/ssvf.asp for more information about the program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families.

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