Fredericton Homeless Shelters Inc. are getting a boost from the, Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund of Canada. Accordingly, today they announced $40,000 dollars to aid homeless veterans in the city.
“Many people who leave the military do not need help with the transition. But if they do it’s so important for the country to make sure that help is there,” said Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defense of Canada.
The money is only targeting a portion of the Fredericton’s homelessness problem, set aside specifically for veterans.
The Fredericton Homeless Shelters, Inc. will receive $40,000 to support their From Crisis to Home project. After that, the shelter will identify Veterans experiencing homelessness in Fredericton and the surrounding areas and provide them with temporary housing and case management services. This includes support for mental health, addiction, and wellness, with the aim of supporting homeless Veterans with finding secure housing.
The Government of Canada’s Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund provides grants and contributions to private, public or academic organizations to support research, initiatives and projects that enhance the well-being of Veterans and their families.
- The Fredericton Homeless Shelters Inc. was established in 1983. It is made up of three shelters serving over 300 individuals each year.
- The Veteran and Family Well-Being Fund supports research projects and innovative initiatives. These are tailored to improve the well-being of Veterans and their families.
- For instance, In 2019, the Fredericton Homeless Shelters received $59,580 from the Veteran and Family Well–Being Fund to support their Homeless Veteran Pilot Project, which provided temporary housing and case management services to Veterans experiencing homelessness.(continue reading)
- SOURCE Veterans Affairs Canada