Shelter, Inc Awarded $700,000 Grant

Organization will receive grant to assist homeless and at-risk veterans.

A Contra Costa County homelessness prevention organization will be awarded $700,000 for targeted assistance to homeless and at-risk veteran families, according to a Wednesday press release.

The money will be used by Shelter Inc, based in Martinez, to provide outreach, case management and assistance in applying for VA and general benefits. Part of the money will also be used in assisting veterans and their families with rent and deposit payments. 

The award is a portion of nearly $60 million granted to 85 non-profit agencies that aim to assist veteran families nationwide. The national grant will serve 22,000 veteran families, according to a VA press release.

Out of Contra Costa County's 467 homeless veterans, 88 were in Concord in 2010, according to information provided by Shelter, Inc's director of development, Cynthia Dial. 

"This likely undercounts given that there are individuals whose data are not in the [county-wide self-report]," said Dial. 


*The report and information Dial referred to are: the county-wide self report, titled, Homeless Management Information System and the Veteran Supplement to the 2009 Annual Homeless Assessment Report to Congress.

Douglas Stewart July 30, 2011 at 03:37 AM
Congrats to shelter Inc I send people there every week they do a great job
Keithlynah September 09, 2012 at 10:21 PM
I need housing money for apartment
Keithlynah September 09, 2012 at 10:33 PM
I'm homeless and need help for apartmenr
Douglas Stewart September 10, 2012 at 02:26 AM
I am outreach but you can shelter inc Monday,Wednesday,or Friday between 9a and 10a 925-295-1038 shelter inc is the only organization that does rental assistance st Vincent DePaul if funding is available will also help shelter inc' s office is on Arnold and glacier Dr they do have criteria you must have income thank you for contacting me hope this was helpful 211 is also a great resource


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