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St. Louis launches program to end homelessness among veterans

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ST. LOUIS (KTVI) - St. Louis started a program aimed at ending homelessness among veterans Wednesday.

Operation Reveille is part of Mayor Francis Slay's plan to end overall homelessness in the city.

Veterans who qualify will be placed in an apartment while they apply for other government benefits.

The program is funded by $750,000 on grants, public and local funding.

The Department of Human Services is heading the program.

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2 comments

  • Ed Golterman

    This is the ‘latest’ plan. Couple of problems: Federal grants run out, and here, federal grants to end homelessness have been ‘unevenly’ awarded. Better way to combat homelessness is economic recovery which has been denied our historic civic center west of Tucker. It is however good to see legitimate use of Soldiers Memorial, much more appropriate than the food and beverage and loud music ‘fests’ weekend after weekend. These are assaults.

  • Dazzette

    Good! People who have fought for our country do not deserve to be living on the streets no matter what their circumstances are. If they are addicts, it’s usually because of PTSD. They need a helping hand to lift them out of the funk the government has put them in.

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