Treasure Coast Homeless Services Awarded $500,000

TCHSC will now provide the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP)

Vero Beach, FL – The U.S. Department of Labor announced an award of over $58 million in grants to support organizations that aid veterans experiencing homelessness by helping them overcome barriers to re-entering the workforce and finding employment.

$500,000 of these funds have been awarded to the Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council (TCHSC) who will now provide the Homeless Veteran Reintegration Program (HVRP), serving the tri-county region of Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin Counties.

The Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) will allocate funding for three years to support prompt delivery of services to veterans currently or at risk of experiencing homelessness. The Treasure Coast Homeless Services Council is now one of 159 grantees that provide this accelerated employment program for homeless Veterans across the country.

To refer to the U.S. Department of Labor’s original announcement of award dollars:

“This is excellent news for our organization and our service partners in the Continuum of Care” said Rayme L. Nuckles, Visionary Leader of the TCHSC. “This grant will exponentially improve our ability to serve and increase our capacity to improve the lives of Veterans experiencing homelessness. Providing access to career opportunities is pivotal to improving their overall social determinants of health.”

Todd Heckman, Chairman of the TCHSC Board agreed, saying: “We are grateful for the extended partnerships that this new employment program will provide, including collaboration with over a dozen Veteran facing organization in the community including Veteran Service Offices, Career Source, and fellow non-profits. This is a great step forward for the entire Continuum of Care on the Treasure Coast.”

The Treasure Coast Services Council is a non-profit organization with a mission to prevent and end homelessness on Florida’s Treasure Coast. TCHSC was founded in 2000 and is the designated Continuum of Care for the tri-county regions of Indian River, St. Lucie, and Martin Counties. TCHSC collaborates with over 60 local service providers and, through its many programs, serves nearly 1,000 individuals each year at risk of or experiencing homelessness.


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