Lawrence County receiving $1.2 million to help homeless veterans

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LAWRENCE COUNTY, Pa. (WYTV) – Lawrence County is receiving more than $1.2 million to help homeless veterans in the area.

As part of that funding, the Lawrence County Crisis Center received $543,326 for emergency housing, street outreach and kitchen renovations. The center will reach out to victims of domestic violence, chronic homelessness, veterans, youth and homeless people and families.

The money was allocated by the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development.

“These organizations are just two of the many wonderful resources located in the county that provide assistance to the homeless and victims of domestic violence. I applaud DCED in securing the funding to help these organizations continue their good work in our community,” said State Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence.

Sainato said DCED was able to distribute the funding through Continuum of Care, a federal program designed to promote community-wide commitment with the goal of ending homelessness.

 

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