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Stabenow, Levin announce over $700,000 to assist homeless veterans with job placement

WASHINGTON, D.C., June 30, 2009: U.S. Senators Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) and Carl Levin (D-MI) today announced that Michigan received $728,577 on Monday through the Department of Labor’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP), which will help reintegrate veterans into the workforce. 

The funding will be allocated to HVRP service providers across the state. The Michigan Veterans Foundation in Detroit received $295,832, Goodwill Industries of Greater Grand Rapids in Grandville received $232,888, and the Michigan branch of Volunteers of America in Lansing received $199,857. 

“It is important that we take the necessary steps to ensure that the brave men and women who have dedicated their lives to our country receive the support they deserve,” Stabenow said. “That is why I am pleased that this funding will help a number of homeless veterans across our state make the difficult transition into the work force.”

“We owe a great debt of gratitude to our veterans, especially those who have fallen on hard times,” said Levin. “I am hopeful this funding will provide the support these organizations need to ensure that our veterans can get back on their feet.”

HVRP helps thousands of homeless veterans by providing emergency shelter, substance abuse counseling and treatment, job counseling and referrals, employments assistance, transportation, housing and clothing.

For more information visit: www.dol.gov/vets.







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