Meridian Star

July 15, 2013

Miss. to get $2.86M to aid homeless veterans

The Associated Press
Associated Press

JACKSON, Miss. — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs will send $2.86 million to Mississippi organizations as part of its national initiative to end veteran homelessness by 2015.

Greg Patin, executive director of the nonprofit that's part of the Diocese of Jackson, tells The Clarion-Ledger (http://on.thec-l.com/13k7oUM0 ) this is the first year Catholic Charities Inc. has received grant funds from the VA./

Patin says he group will serve around 100 veterans with the $457,000 grant.

He says Catholic Charities will enlist case workers in Vardaman, Greenwood, Natchez and Jackson who will offer support to veterans at risk of losing their homes or who need to be moved to a new place within a short time period.

Other Mississippi recipients include Back Bay Mission in Biloxi and Mississippi United to End Homelessness Inc.