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Dayton VA Medical Center, Ohio

 

Dayton VA Ending Veteran Homelessness

December 2, 2016

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DAYTON VA, MONTGOMERY COUNTY, CITY OF DAYTON EFFECTIVELY END VETERAN HOMELESSNESS

What: DAYTON, Ohio -- The Dayton VA Medical Center (VAMC), in coordination with Montgomery County and the City of Dayton, will host a press conference at 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28 in the Medical Center lobby announcing the effective end of Veteran homelessness in Dayton and Montgomery County.

In November, 2015, the Dayton VAMC partnered with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley to take on the 45-day challenge to house 50 Veterans in 45 days, the result of more than a year of initiatives to improve data sharing and collection, outreach, communication, and resource coordination between the Dayton VAMC and the Dayton-Kettering-Montgomery County Continuum of Care.

These partnerships continue to pay off, with 54 homeless Veterans in Dayton and Montgomery County being permanently housed in the last 90 days.

“Our partnerships are invaluable,” said Glenn Costie, CEO, Dayton VAMC. “We are able to get homeless Veterans under a roof in a safe, comforting environment within hours and on the road to a permanent housing solution.” Speakers at the event will include CEO, Dayton VA Medical Center Glenn Costie, City of Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley, Montgomery County Commissioner Judy Dodge, Homeless Solutions Policy Board Co-Chair Charles Meadows, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Regional Administrator Antonio Riley. Additionally, two Veterans who went through local homeless programs will be available to speak with media immediately following the event.

The Dayton VA’s Homeless Outreach office is located in Building 409 on the first floor and is open Monday and Wednesday from 8:30 - 10:30 a.m., Tuesday and Thursday from 1 - 3 p.m., and Friday from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Homeless Veterans in need of help can call the National Call Center for Homeless Veterans at (877) 424-3838.

Contact:  For more information, or to RSVP for the event, please contact Raymond Hoy, Dayton VA Public Affairs Specialist, at (937) 268-6511, Ext. 1875.