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or a birth certificate, and no employer can hire them. Additionally, some veterans need a discharge upgrade, have a felony record to deal with or are physically/emotionally compromised from a service connected disability.
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St. Labor Department grant. purpose is to help veterans who are homeless, or at risk of homelessness, to find work, says program director Karen Fleener Gould, who attends the VASH meetings. do that through short term training or certification. Now in its fourth year, VIP has placed 300 local veterans with employers. Fleener Gould has expressed an interest in VSAT, but had to put it on the back burner in light of the government shutdown.
less demoralizing for those in search of stability. needs a legitimate veterans camp, he says, social services can coalesce and help lift these guys up. the church sanctuary, Clark gears are turning. Last winter, he had an opportunity, through a Reebok Tan Disabled American Veterans scholarship, to attend the Veteran Sustainable Agriculture Training (VSAT) program at California State University, San Marcos. The six week certification, which he calls future of sustainable farming, is something he thinks could help many veterans find income and thus qualify for a HUD voucher. Funding for VSAT is slim though, and it took great luck for him to be selected. In the short term, Clark is directing those in need to more established services.
like that, he says of the trailer, I have to have a job first. Friday at 10 am, veterans like Mac hoping to get back on their feet, gather over a donated breakfast buffet at Westside Apostolic Church to meet with Veterans Administration (VA) counselors and volunteers. Through the Housing and Urban Development Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD VASH) program, homeless veterans can pursue a voucher to secure transitional or even long term housing.
Mac, a former Army medic during the Panama/Grenada era, who seems not to be socially overwhelmed by the meeting or dismayed by the application process, is the exception not the rule. Still, he says, you have to start somewhere. more like, you need a lift to get food? or are some socks.
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