ELLSWORTH - Homeless veterans in Washington and Hancock counties may be eligible to benefit from a new grant.
The Washington Hancock Community Agency has welcomed a new program called Supportive Services for Veteran Families.
The grant is funded by the United States Department of Veteran Affairs and will help homeless and at risk veterans transition into permanent housing.
"We want to get them into a long term housing where they'll be comfortable and it will be a home for them," says case manager Lucy Barnhart.
Sgt. Nathaniel Grace adds, "There's a lot of veterans within Hancock County that are in places that are unfit for human habitation."
Washington Hancock Community Agency plans to help 150 veterans in the new year.
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