Federal government committed to helping homeless and at-risk veterans

 

According to a recent announcement, the federal government has committed to providing funding to help homeless and at-risk veterans.

Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence, announced the Province will be providing nearly $400,000 over three years for the Good Shepherd Refuge Social Ministries through the Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund, which will provide financial assistance to homeless veterans as well as those at-risk of becoming homeless.

The money will be used to fund public, private, and academic programs and organizations that research, initiatives, and projects that encourage or enhance the well-being of the Veteran community.

"Our government's Veteran and Family Well-being Fund offers organizations like Good Shepherd Ministries the resources they need to foster innovative solutions for very complex problems," MacAulay said in a news release.

"Thanks to their important work, Veterans and their families can get the support they need--even in the most difficult times. Nobody has all the answers, but by working with all our community partners, we will only do better," he continued.

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