VA awards housing grant to VOA

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SHERIDAN — The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs awarded Volunteers of America a grant to provide transitional housing at Freedom Hall in Sheridan and Independence Hall in Billings, Montana, effective Oct. 1.

Freedom Hall is an 11-bed men’s transitional housing facility located at 319 College Meadow Drive in Sheridan.

The facility operates 24 hours a day and includes a full kitchen (where the men are responsible for preparing their own meals), a laundry room, dining and living space, a television area, computer and resource room, conference room and outside area with a horseshoe pit and picnic tables.

Independence Hall is a 20-bed men’s transitional housing facility located at 710 Lake Elmo Drive in Billings, Montana, for honorably discharged veterans. The facility operates 24 hours a day and includes a full kitchen, a laundry room, dining and living space, television area, computer and resource room, conference room, and outside area equipped with barbecue and picnic table.

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has placed an emphasis on homeless prevention and rapid rehousing for veterans. These two transitional living facilities are a part of a plan to end veteran homelessness.

Veterans from across Montana and Wyoming who are homeless or at risk of being homeless should call Volunteers of America at 1.844.4.VOA.VET, where they will speak with a service coordinator from Supportive Services for Veteran Families, a program designed to assist with housing stability. 

 To learn more about Freedom Hall and Independence Hall or any of the veteran services of Volunteers of America in Montana and Wyoming see www.voanr.org/veteran-services.

By |October 10th, 2017|

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