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Additional services for local veterans announced

(c)2013 NPT PHOTO BY NELSON MORAIS

Volunteers of America, Knoxville has announced a $300,000 grant to help homeless female
veterans and veterans with families in Cocke County and other East Tennessee counties. From
left are, Program Manager Byron Dickerson, Case Manager Mary Dodson, and Case Manager
Debbie Dotson.
Published: 9:09 PM, 01/10/2014 Last updated: 9:10 PM, 01/10/2014
 

Author: Nelson Morais
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT-Volunteers of America, Knoxville has announced that it has received a grant of $300,000 from the U.S. Department of Labor to help homeless female veterans and veterans with families in Cocke County and other East Tennessee counties.Mary Dodson, case manager for the veterans, said the Homeless Female Veterans and Veterans With Families Grant (HFVVWF) was received in September."Female veterans are the main focus of our new grant because they seem to be underrepresented as far as reaching out and seeking assistance," Dodson said.Dodson said six percent of U.S. Armed Services veterans are women.For more details, please see the weekend edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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