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Veterans Inc. Gets Renewed Funding For Job Training

Bradford, Vt. — A nonprofit organization that serves veterans in need and their families throughout New England has earned renewed funding to support employment services for homeless veterans in the Twin States.

Veterans Inc., which has a site in Bradford, recently received renewed Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program funding from the U.S. Department of Labor.

The grant, funded at $200,000 for the two states, is to provide direct employment and training services through a case management approach that connects federal, state and local resources and unemployed homeless veterans — including those with service-connected and other disabilities — and underemployed homeless, as appropriate.

The grant includes funding to support the costs of short-term training classes to help veterans secure employment.

“Veterans Inc. is very happy to be able to continue and expand upon the work we’ve done with veterans across Vermont,” Vincent J. Perrone, president and CEO of Veterans Inc., said in a recent news release.

The Bradford, Vt., facility provides emergency and transitional housing to veterans in need, in addition to “a full array of supportive services to veterans across the state,” Veterans Inc. said.

“Veterans Inc. has proven its commitment to serve our homeless veterans and ensure they get the necessary skills and resources to find gainful employment,” said U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., chairman of the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee. “We must continue to invest in the progress that has been made to ensure all veterans have the opportunity to successfully transition into the civilian workforce.”

According to the release, Veterans Inc. has extensive experience operating homeless veterans’ reintegration programs and has consistently been named an example of “best practices” by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans/DOL Best Practices project.

The agency was one of only seven veterans’ services agencies nationwide that received the Seal of Distinction from The Call of Duty Foundation last year for its effectiveness and efficiency in placing veterans in jobs.

Veterans in need of services are encouraged to contact Veterans Inc. at 1-800-482-2565, or go to www.veteransinc.org.

— Staff report