Aletheia House receives $300,000 grant to train formerly incarcerated veterans at risk of homelessness
Aletheia House is pleased to announce it has received a $300,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Labor for its Jobs for Vets program.
Jobs for Vets is an employment, training and supportive service program designed to assist veterans who are at risk of homelessness with obtaining life skills training and employment. The program primarily serves veterans who have been recently released to the community from jail or prison and/or who are currently incarcerated and preparing for release and transition to the community.
Aletheia House’s Jobs for Vets program reaches approximately 120 veterans annually. Program participants are assessed to review their needs and then receive services to help them get their lives back on track including substance abuse treatment, job readiness and basic living skills training and specific job training that will prepare them for employment.
“Men and women who have served this country shouldn’t being sleeping on our streets. This program gives them the support they need to get a job, get back on their feet and stay out of jail,” said Chris Retan, the agency’s Executive Director.