Crisis Ministries gets $1.2 million grant to help homeless veterans

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - Crisis Ministries announced Wednesday the approval of a capital grant from the Veteran's Administration to expand their shelter housing homeless vets.  The $1.2 million grant will help construct a new men's shelter and soup kitchen to replace the existing facility at 573 Meeting Street.

The shelter, which now provides beds for 14 men, will house 40 male veterans when the expansion is completed.  The facility is expected to cost $6 million dollars with local donations making up the balance of the cost.

Since 2004, Crisis Ministries has received capital funding from the Department of Veterans Affairs to establish beds for homeless female veterans and has received per diem funding to support homeless male and female veterans.

After the capital grant has been used to construct a 40-bed transitional dorm for male veterans, the VA will continue supporting Crisis Ministries through per diem funding which covers the daily living costs and supportive services provided for veterans.

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