Thursday, November 17, 2016

Veterans Voice Teams Up With Grants Pass, Eugene and Medford Or, Businesses To Launch "Project Hope"







Veterans Voice Of America, in association with Americare International, and The Hope Center of Eugene, Oregon, is announcing a job training and opportunity program that dovetails with the Hope Center's Veterans Homeless program that has been assisting veterans with emergency shelter, and weekly hot meals as Veteran's Administration Hud-Vash Voucher and benefit counselors meet weekly at the Hope center in Eugene to take care of our military heroes, both homeless and any in need of assistance.
For further info call Steven Masone (541)-287-1497 e-mail masones@oregonstate.edu 








. Hope Center provides a weekly site at which Veterans can connect with services, along with a hot meal. The V.A. BHRRS outreach workers attend this ev. Hope Center provides a weekly site at which Veterans can connect with services, along with a hot meal. The V.A. BHRRS outreach workers attend this event weekly. (1161 Grant. Eugene. 541- 344-4673)ent weekly. (1161 Grant. Eugene. 541- 344-4673)




The Westside Apostolic has partnered with St. Vincent de Paul and Food for Lane County to help local veterans.

For the last few years, the Hope Center has been targeting homeless servicemen and women and helping them get back on their feet.

Every Friday morning the facility opens its doors. On average, 50 to 80 guests take advantage of the free meal between 10 a.m. and noon.

Other offerings are also available. There is warm clothing that is donated, a nurse from the VA gives those needing immunizations medical attention, and a crises counselor is on site.

But the most popular service is housing assistance.

"We have the reintegration team that comes here so they actually hook them up and let them know what programs are available. Just to see one person get off the street and get housing makes it worth it," says Pastor James Rabe.

Once placed, the Hope Center helps furnish veterans' new homes.

Randy Merritt recently moved into a new place. He had previously been living on the street.

"It's hard to stay out of trouble being on the street. I've done a complete 180. I went from being homeless and now I'm in my own apartment," Merritt says.

Donations to the Hope Center can be made by calling the Westside Apostolic at (541) 334-HOPE or (541) 729-9167. 


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