SC VA medical center to lend help to homeless vets

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A South Carolina veterans medical center is hosting an event to aid homeless veterans as well as those vets who might be in danger of losing their homes.

Veterans Administration spokeswoman Patricia Creamer says Friday's event at the Tillis Family Life and Training Center in Columbia is being held in cooperation with a number of government agencies.

Counselors at the morning session were helping provide food, shelter, clothing, health screenings and advice on obtaining Veterans Administration and Social Security benefits.

Referrals to federal, state and local community agencies that may provide help for employment and substance abuse treatment also will be available.

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