Associated Press Published

Groups Awarded Money to Help Homeless Vets

West Virginia will use federal money to provide assistance to homeless veterans and their families.

The West Virginia Community Action Partnership has been awarded nearly $2 million by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

The Roark-Sullivan Lifeway Center has also been awarded about $300,000, while Helping Heroes has been awarded about $188,000. The Greater Wheeling Coalition for the Homeless has been awarded about $133,000. The funding will become available in October.

The funding will help organizations permanently house homeless veterans, engage in outreach to serve veterans in need and assist veterans with obtaining public benefits.