homeless veterans http://wamc.org en Transitional Home For Veterans Opens In Kingston http://wamc.org/post/transitional-home-veterans-opens-kingston <p>A number of elected officials will gather Wednesday afternoon in Ulster County, New York for the opening of a transitional home for veterans.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:37:52 +0000 Allison Dunne 93938 at http://wamc.org Transitional Home For Veterans Opens In Kingston Springfield Commemorates Memorial Day http://wamc.org/post/springfield-commemorates-memorial-day <p>Memorial Day observances are under way in western Massachusetts,where the holiday weekend will feature parades and solemn ceremonies.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p><p>The city of Springfield commemorated Memorial Day Friday afternoon with an annual ceremony under an overcast sky.&nbsp; After short speeches on the steps of city hall, a group of elected officials and military veterans placed wreaths at the five war memorials across the street in Court Square. The procession was led by JROTC color guards from each of the city’s four high schools.</p> Fri, 23 May 2014 22:16:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 91165 at http://wamc.org Springfield Commemorates Memorial Day Donation Secures Emergency Beds In Pittsfield http://wamc.org/post/donation-secures-emergency-beds-pittsfield <p>A donation of $45,000 from <a href="http://www.berkshirehealthsystems.org/" target="_blank">Berkshire Health Systems</a> will secure overnight crisis beds in Pittsfield this winter. Mon, 09 Dec 2013 18:57:34 +0000 Jim Levulis 79462 at http://wamc.org Donation Secures Emergency Beds In Pittsfield New Partnership To Help Homeless Veterans http://wamc.org/post/new-partnership-help-homeless-veterans <p>A Massachusetts-based veterans outreach organization and a Springfield anti-poverty agency have been awarded a federal grant for a partnership to help homeless veterans in western Massachusetts.</p><p></p><p></p><p></p> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:22:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 73730 at http://wamc.org New Partnership To Help Homeless Veterans VA To Fund $2 Million To Aid Homeless Veterans http://wamc.org/post/va-fund-2-million-aid-homeless-veterans <p>ELMSFORD – The Department of Veterans Affairs will spend $2.4 million to prevent at-risk Hudson Valley veterans from becoming homeless.&nbsp; A $1.89 allocation will go to the Westchester Community Opportunity Program to serve 450 families and a $500,000 investment will be used by Hudson River Housing to serve 250 families through the Supportive Services for Veteran Families Program.</p> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 12:09:50 +0000 Hank Gross 69296 at http://wamc.org VA To Fund $2 Million To Aid Homeless Veterans Homelessness Declining Among Vets in Mass. http://wamc.org/post/homelessness-declining-among-vets-mass <p></p><p>Yesterday, Lieutenant Gov. Timothy Murray announced that from January 2010 to January 2012, Massachusetts saw a drop in its homeless rate among veterans by 26%. That national rate of decline for the same period was 17%.</p><p> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 22:51:48 +0000 Lucas Willard 55504 at http://wamc.org Homelessness Declining Among Vets in Mass. Help Offered To Homeless Veterans In Western Massachusetts http://wamc.org/post/help-offered-homeless-veterans-western-massachusetts <p>The Department of Veterans Affairs says it is making progress in reducing the number of homeless veterans in the country. But the critical need was evident at an event Friday in Springfield Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p></p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 19:45:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 48944 at http://wamc.org Help Offered To Homeless Veterans In Western Massachusetts Traveling Employment Office For Veterans Stops In Western Mass. http://wamc.org/post/traveling-employment-office-veterans-stops-western-mass <p>&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; Military veterans who risked their lives for their country are having an increasingly difficult time finding a job when they return home.&nbsp; Local organizations with help from federal agencies are trying to help unemployed veterans find jobs in western Massachusetts.&nbsp; WAMC&rdquo;s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill reports.</p><p>&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Paul Tuthill 42403 at http://wamc.org Traveling Employment Office For Veterans Stops In Western Mass.