- Associated Press - Sunday, August 17, 2014

LARAMIE, Wyo. (AP) - The Department of Veterans Affairs has awarded a total of $3.4 million to Wyoming to prevent homelessness among veterans.

The money will fund services provided by the Southwest Wyoming Recovery Access Program, like housing counseling, legal assistance, temporary financial assistance and childcare for veterans and their families.

KUWR reports (http://bit.ly/1pv5Dnt ) that about 60 percent of Wyoming veterans who use the program’s services are homeless.

Currently, the Wyoming program covers about 48 percent of the state.

Grant money will be used to expand services into the rest of Wyoming and into parts of South Dakota where no similar program exist.

Eventually, the Wyoming program hopes to reach 605 veteran households by the end of this year.


Information from: KUWR-FM, http://uwadmnweb.uwyo.edu/wpr/