San Antonio, Texas (PRWEB) February 24, 2010
America’s unemployment lines and homeless shelters have too many veterans in their midst. The American GI Forum-National Veterans Outreach Program (NVOP) recently was awarded the renewal of a two-year $850,000 Veterans Workforce Outreach initiative grant by the Texas Workforce Commission.
“We are grateful to the TWC for their faith in our Organization as we continue to reach out and assist our Veterans,” says Ignacio Leija/Vice President of Operations for NVOP. “However, the need is far greater than what resources allow, but, we make sure the Vet is taken care of first!” The NVOP assist Veterans overcome barriers to their recovery from unemployment and even homelessness.
The grant will enhance the NVOP’s outreach as they continue providing Veteran intake and assessment for eligibility and suitability. This will assist the NVOP to determine remedy or amelioration for a Veteran’s job development and placement, including follow-up and support services. The American GI Forum-National Veterans Outreach Program services Veterans throughout their four major field offices in San Antonio, Houston, Dallas/Fort Worth and El Paso.
About the American GI Forum-National Veterans Outreach Program (http://www.agif-nvop.org )
The NVOP, founded in 1972 with San Antonio as their Headquarters , is recognized nationally as one of the premier service providers in this arena, and has received numerous awards for its successful program operations, including the Department of Labor’s Regional Award for Cost Effectiveness, the U.S. Department of HUD’s National Blue Ribbon Award for Innovative Economic Development in an Enterprise Community for the creation of its VETS Box Manufacturing that employs the disables, and listed as a National Program Model by the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans.
About the American GI Forum:
The American GI Forum was founded in 1949, by Dr. Hector P. Garcia, is the second oldest Hispanic organization and the only Congressionally Chartered Hispanic Veterans organization in the United States.