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Thursday, September 1, 2016

At-Risk Veterans in Allegany County getting federal help

U.S. Senators Charles E. Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand today announced $3,168,072 in federal funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for two organizations in the Rochester-Finger Lakes and Western NY areas that provide services to low-income, at-risk veterans and their families. The grants are being provided under the VA’s Support Services for Veterans Families (SSVF) program, which helps veteran families around the nation who are permanently housed or transitioning to permanent housing. The SSVF grant program provides access to crucial services to prevent homelessness for Veterans and their families. Specifically, the Veterans Outreach Center, Inc., a Rochester-based non-profit that serves veterans throughout Monroe, Livingston, Erie, Niagara, Orleans, Wayne and Ontario Counties will receive $2,097,483 to support its programs. In addition, the Dunkirk-based Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. will receive $1,070,589 to supports its programs aiding homeless veterans in Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Erie, Genesee, Wyoming, Orleans and Niagara Counties.