Seventh District veterans’ workforce training program earns federal funding

HENRICO CITIZEN 

River City Comprehensive Counseling Services, an organization in Virginia’s Seventh District that supports homeless Central Virginia veterans during their job-search processes, recently earned federal funding of $320,000.

The money is designed to provide job search support to homeless veterans in the district, which includes the western half of Henrico County.

“Veteran homelessness is an unacceptable crisis, as it impacts tens of thousands of former servicemembers each year,” said Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-7th District). “Men and women who have put everything on the line to keep our country safe deserve every support we can offer as they work to get back on their feet.

“I’m pleased to see this funding go to a Richmond-area organization that has the established infrastructure and experience to be a real help to homeless veterans in Central Virginia.

The grant is part of a larger Department of Labor initiative – the Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program – that this year is helping to fund 149 organizations nationwide that will provide workforce reintegration services for more than 18,000 veterans. Two additional organizations in Virginia – STOP Inc. and Total Action Against Poverty – also received grants.

 

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