Transitional Living for Homeless Veterans in Gaylord



Veteran Transitional Housing in GaylordGoodwill Industries of Northern Michigan was approved for a National Veterans Affairs Grant and Per Diem.  The Grant and Per Diem Program provides up to two years of transitional living for homeless Veterans.  While in the Grant and Per Diem the Veterans will be able to work towards independent living.


The goal of the Grant and Per Diem is to promote the development and provisions of supportive housing and/or supportive services with the goal of helping homeless Veterans achieve residential stability, increase their skill levels and/or income, and obtain greater self-determination.


The Grant and Per Diem Program and the Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center in Saginaw will work together to assist homeless Veterans in getting back on their feet and into permanent housing.


“This is a wonderful award for our rural communities in Northern Michigan.  The staff are working very hard to do whatever we can to help eliminate homelessness wherever possible.” stated Ms. Denise Deitzen, Medical Center Director. “Having a strong community relationship with Goodwill Industries in providing such a living arrangement for Homeless Veterans doesn’t come along every day.  Through their perseverance in pursuing this grant, Veterans may enhance their quality of life and social living arrangement by having a roof over their heads and an opportunity to become more independent.”







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