Wisconsin receives $1.2 million federal grant to help homeless veterans


MADISON (WITI) – The Departments of Health Services and Veterans Affairs have announced Wisconsin has received a $1.2 million federal grant to assist homeless veterans living in northern Wisconsin who have behavioral health needs by referring them to needed services and housing.

The grant from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration will provide $400,000 annually for the next three years to fund the efforts of the Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program. This new program is a joint project of DHS and WDVA.

“Veterans who live in rural areas are both more likely to experience behavioral health needs and are less likely to have ready access to behavioral health resources. The Veterans Outreach and Recovery Program takes a resourceful approach to better address the needs of homeless veterans battling a mental illness and substance use disorder in a large, under-served part of Wisconsin,” Department of Health Services Secretary Kitty Rhoades…

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