SHAHEEN ANNOUNCES $200,000 TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS FIND JOBS, FIGHT SUBSTANCE ABUSE IN NASHUA

Funding will support job counseling and other key services at Harbor Homes

July 06, 2009

(Washington, D.C.) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen announced today that $200,000 has been awarded to Harbor Homes in Nashua for programs that provide homeless veterans with job counseling, drug and alcohol abuse treatment, and other crucial services to help them reintegrate into the labor force. The funding was granted through the U.S. Department of Labor's Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program, and it is the second year Harbor Homes has received such a grant.

"Harbor Homes offers crucial services to support homeless veterans in the Nashua area, helping them find good jobs, fight substance abuse, and get their lives back on track," said Shaheen. "I'm glad this funding is coming through for another year so Harbor Homes can continue offering these important services."

The Homeless Veterans' Reintegration Program enrolls thousands of homeless veterans annually in programs that involve emergency shelter, substance abuse counseling and treatment, job counseling and referrals, employment assistance, transportation, housing and clothing. Funds for the program are awarded competitively to state or local governments, and for/non-profit organizations, including faith-based and community organizations. Harbor Homes in Nashua provides a variety of programs for homeless individuals and those suffering from mental illnesses, including permanent housing, emergency shelter, peer support, and recreational and employment services. 

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