USDVA Awards 9 Homeless Assistance Grants to California; Recipients Located in Alameda, Los Angeles, San Diego and Santa Clara Counties.SACRAMENTO, Calif.--(BW HealthWire)--Oct. 20, 1998--Acting State Secretary of Veterans Affairs Noun 1. Secretary of Veterans Affairs - the person who holds the secretaryship of the Department of Veterans Affairs; "Bush appointed Edward J. Derwinski as the first Secretary of Veterans Affairs" Lee Bennett today announced that nine public and private nonprofit A corporation or an association that conducts business for the benefit of the general public without shareholders and without a profit motive.
Nonprofits are also called not-for-profit corporations. Nonprofit corporations are created according to state law. groups in California California (kăl'ĭfôr`nyə), most populous state in the United States, located in the Far West; bordered by Oregon (N), Nevada and, across the Colorado River, Arizona (E), Mexico (S), and the Pacific Ocean (W). will receive awards from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Veterans Affairs is a term of the business that deals with the relation between a government and its veteran communities, usually administered by the designated government agency. (USDVA USDVA United States Department of Veterans Affairs ), under its Homeless Providers Grant and Per Diem per diem adj. or n. Latin for "per day," it is short for payment of daily expenses and/or fees of an employee or an agent. Program, to develop new programs to assist homeless veterans.
"Since the late 1980s, thousands of volunteers throughout California have conducted a unique three-day, all-volunteer program called Operation Stand Down to assist homeless veterans in cities and towns located statewide. In a demonstration of tremendous community support, hundreds of broad-based broad-based
Of or relating to an index or average that provides a good representation of the overall market. The S&P 500 and NYSE Composite are generally regarded as broad-based stock indexes, while the popular Dow Jones Industrial Average is biased organizations have met the challenge of breaking the cycle of homelessness in California.
"Stand Downs provides a wide range of services including comprehensive medical and legal services legal services n. the work performed by a lawyer for a client. , employment counseling, mental health services health services Managed care The benefits covered under a health contract , financial counseling, food and clothing, preparation of identification cards and the presentation of entertainment.
"During the past decade, Stand Downs in San Diego San Diego (săn dēā`gō), city (1990 pop. 1,110,549), seat of San Diego co., S Calif., on San Diego Bay; inc. 1850. San Diego includes the unincorporated communities of La Jolla and Spring Valley. Coronado is across the bay. , Long Beach, Ventura County, Fresno, Sacramento and other locations have provided thousands of homeless veterans with a hand up, not a hand out. California is fortunate to receive these grants from USDVA which will go a long way in further helping our 'Missing In America'," said Bennett.
" 'A place to call home' sounds like a simple phrase. But that phrase has meaning beyond imagining for the 250,000 veterans without a home -- about one-third of the adult homeless population living on the streets or in shelters on any given night," said USDVA Deputy Secretary of Veterans Affairs Hershel Gober.
"I congratulate this new group of grantees who will be working hard to provide safe, clean housing with high-quality services for veterans needing assistance."
Awardees from 23 cities and the District of Columbia District of Columbia, federal district (2000 pop. 572,059, a 5.7% decrease in population since the 1990 census), 69 sq mi (179 sq km), on the east bank of the Potomac River, coextensive with the city of Washington, D.C. (the capital of the United States). will receive grants totaling about $5 million and ranging from $30,000 to $487,000. The grants will supplement up to 65 percent of the cost of acquiring or renovating facilities that will be used for supportive housing Supportive housing is designed to support individuals, not just socially but with basic life skills. Housing is coupled with social services such as job training, alcohol and drug abuse programs and case management. or service centers. Ninety-five organizations applied for this year's USDVA grants.
Noting there are currently more than 800 beds available for homeless veterans, Gober said, "When these new projects are completed, approximately 2,500 community-based beds will be available."
With this new round of grants, USDVA has assisted 127 public and private nonprofit grant recipients in 39 states and the District of Columbia, with new recipients in three more states (North Carolina North Carolina, state in the SE United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), South Carolina and Georgia (S), Tennessee (W), and Virginia (N). Facts and Figures
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USDVA, which has directed more than $96 million to its specialized spe·cial·ize
v. spe·cial·ized, spe·cial·iz·ing, spe·cial·iz·es
1. To pursue a special activity, occupation, or field of study.
2. homeless assistance programs in fiscal year 1998, is the only federal agency providing substantial hands-on assistance directly to homeless persons An individual who lacks housing, including one whose primary residence during the night is a supervised public or private facility that provides temporary living accommodations; an individual who is a resident in transitional housing; or an individual who has as a primary residence a .
In addition to the grant and per diem program, the department administers specialized homeless assistance programs including establishing health care and rehabilitation programs Noun 1. rehabilitation program - a program for restoring someone to good health
program, programme - a system of projects or services intended to meet a public need; "he proposed an elaborate program of public works"; "working mothers rely on the day care for homeless veterans and conducting greater outreach Outreach is an effort by an organization or group to connect its ideas or practices to the efforts of other organizations, groups, specific audiences or the general public. to provide benefits counseling and referrals to other USDVA programs.
Information on the program is available on USDVA's home page which can be reached through the Internet (http://www.va.gov/health/homeless/index.htm).
REVIEW PROCESS: All recipients are awarded funds based upon a review of applications by USDVA homeless veteran experts utilizing an objective scoring process and a review of site-specific information and drawings by USDVA facilities management The management of a user's computer installation by an outside organization. All operations including systems, programming and the datacenter can be performed by the facilities management organization on the user's premises. services.
DOES RECIPIENT GET CASH FROM USDVA? All recipients receive a commitment for funding of up to 65 percent of the cost of the project. These funds are sent to the recipient based on the recipient's submission of receipts for work performed.
HOW MANY ENTITIES ARE BEING FUNDED? A total of 95 state and local government and private community-based nonprofit entities requested approximately $23 million in funding. Twenty-six projects are being funded for $5 million.
AREA HOMELESS COORDINATORS FOR USDVA: Veterans Integrated Service Network (VISN VISN Veterans Integrated Service Network
VISN Virtual Integrated Sky Network (Loral Orion)
VISN Visual Interactive Support Network ), Stephen Berman, 310/268-3385; USDVA Medical Center (MC), Elizabeth Pinner, 619/220-4088; USDVA MC, Thomas Burling Burling may refer to:
This page or section lists people with the surname Burling. If an internal link for a specific person referred you to this page, you may wish to add the given name(s) to that , 650/617-2751; USDVA MC, Bill Daniels Robert W. "Bill" Daniels is commonly known as the "Father of Cable Television". Childhood through enlistment-
Bill was born July 1, 1920 in Greeley, Colorado and shortly thereafter moved to Hobbs, New Mexico. , 310/268-3385 or 310/478-3711, ext. 3623; USDVA Regional Office, Mathew Eatman, 310/478-4462; USDVA MC, Tracy Pullar, 415/487-6800.
The following is a list of the awardees in the state of California including names of the organizations and locations. For program descriptions including WHAT DOES THE RECIPIENT PROPOSE TO DO and CURRENT ACTIVITIES OF RECIPIENT call News On Demand at 1-800-356-8440 or check the California Department of Veterans Affairs web site (www.ns.net/cadva/). -0-
VIETNAM VETERANS OF SAN DIEGO INC. (VVSD) WELCOME HOME RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM SAN DIEGO, CALIF. WHO IS RECIPIENT? VVSD is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? Julius Allen, chief operating officer, 4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego, Calif. 92110. Phone: 619/497-6123, ext. 277. ADDRESS OF PROPOSED SITE: 5348 and 5358 Imperial Ave., San Diego, Calif. 92114. WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT? VVSD is eligible for an award of up to $198,600. EMERGENCY HOUSING CONSORTIUM (EHC) SAN JOSE, CALIF. WHO IS THE RECIPIENT? EHC is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? Barry Del Buono, executive director; 2011 Little Orchard St.; San Jose, Calif. 95125; Phone: 408/294-2100, ext. 201. ADDRESS OF PROPOSED SITE: 2112 Monterey Road, San Jose, Calif. 95125 WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF GRANT? EHC is eligible for an award of up to $100,000. THE SALVATION ARMY WOMEN'S HAVEN WEST LOS ANGELES, CALIF. WHO IS THE RECIPIENT? The Salvation Army, a California corporation, is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? Lt. Col. Alfred R. Van Cleef, divisional commander; 900 W. 9th St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90015; Phone: 213/553-3212. ADDRESS OF PROPOSED SITE: 11301 Wilshire Blvd., Building No. 212, Los Angeles, Calif. 90073. WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF GRANT? The Salvation Army, a California corporation, is eligible for an award of up to $76,375. NORTH COUNTY INTERFAITH COUNCIL INC. (NCIC) ESCONDIDO, CALIF. WHO IS THE RECIPIENT? NCIC is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? Leonard J. Pimentel, director of veterans and shelter programs; 430 North Rose, Escondido, Calif. 92027; Phone: 760/489-6380. ADDRESS OF PROPOSED SITE: 581-587 and 573-579 Aster St., Escondido, Calif. 92027. WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT? NCIC is eligible for an award of up to $344,500. THE WEINGART CENTER ASSOCIATION LOS ANGELES COUNTY, CALIF. WHO IS THE RECIPIENT? The Weingart Center Association is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? John F. King, president and chief executive officer; 566 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90013; Phone: 213/627-8068, ext. 16. ADDRESS OF THE PROPOSED SITE: 566 S. San Pedro St., Los Angeles, Calif. 90013. WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT? The Weingart Center Association is eligible for an award of up to $95,663. VIETNAM VETERANS OF SAN DIEGO (VVSD) SERVICE CENTER, SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIF. WHO IS THE RECIPIENT? VVSD is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? Julius Allen, chief operating officer; 4141 Pacific Highway, San Diego, Calif. 92110; Phone: 619/497-0142. ADDRESS OF PROPOSED SITE: 837 S. 47th St., San Diego, Calif. 92110. WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT? VVSD is eligible for a grant award of up to $152,000. OPERATION DIGNITY INC. ALAMEDA COUNTY, CALIF. WHO IS THE RECIPIENT? Operation Dignity Inc. is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? Alex McElree, executive director; 2519 Martin Luther King Jr. Way; Oakland, Calif. 94612; Phone: 510/893-6505. ADDRESS OF PROPOSED SITE: 448 - 498 Bainbridge Ave., Alameda Naval Air Station, Calif. 94501. WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT? Operation Dignity Inc. is eligible for a grant award of up to $487,210. SAN DIEGO URBAN LEAGUE INC. (SDUL) SAN DIEGO COUNTY, CALIF. WHO IS THE RECIPIENT? SDUL is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? John W. Johnson, president and chief executive officer; 261 Market St., San Diego, Calif. 92102; Phone: 619/263-3115. ADDRESS OF PROPOSED SITE: 230 - 54th St. and 5406 Imperial Ave., San Diego, Calif. 92114. WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT? SDUL is eligible for a grant award of up to $376,090. LOS ANGELES VETERANS INITIATIVE INC. (LA VETS) NONCUSTODIAL FATHERS, WESTSIDE RESIDENCE HALL INGLEWOOD, CALIF. WHO IS THE RECIPIENT? LA Vets is a nonprofit organization. WHO IS THE CONTACT? Stephani Hardi, acting executive director; 733 S. Hindry Ave., Inglewood, Calif. 90301; Phone: 310/348-7600. ADDRESS OF PROPOSED SITE: Westside Residence Hall, 733 S. Hindry Ave., Inglewood, Calif. 90301. WHAT IS THE AMOUNT OF THE GRANT? LA Vets is eligible for an award of up to $30,000.
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