For Immediate Release

July 18, 2018

Workforce Snohomish Awarded $283,142 Grant for Second Year of Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program
Media Contact: Kathleen Lefcourt, Director of Communications, Workforce Snohomish

Email: Kathleen.Lefcourt@WorkforceSnohomish.org 425-921-3482
For Immediate Release

July 18, 2018


EVERETT – After helping over 100 homeless veterans stabilize in its first year, Workforce Snohomish has been awarded $283,142 to continue the
Snohomish County Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program (HVRP) for a second year. HVRP provides homeless Snohomish County veterans job training
and wrap-around services to assist their reintegration into the American workforce.

Funded through the Department of Labor’s Veterans’ Employment and Training Service program, HVRP includes two veteran-focused Employment Navigators
located in the Serve Center at the Everett WorkSource Center. These navigators provide in-depth employment assessments, identify appropriate workforce
services, and create individualized employment plans. Funds are also available for education, training, and the support services necessary to assist
homeless veterans in overcoming their barriers to success.

In addition to the direct services available through this funding, Workforce Snohomish is also able to hold a one-day Stand Down event that provides
“one-stop” access to various community social services specific to homeless veterans. At the Stand Down held in June 2018, over 75 veterans were
able to connect with much needed services such as haircuts, dental screenings, clothing and gear, housing information, meals, employment resources,
and legal services through the Stand Down event.

“We are honored to be able to continue this program for our homeless veteran population,” stated Erin Monroe, CEO of Workforce Snohomish. “This
is an unparalleled opportunity to continue bringing veterans out of homelessness and into self-sufficiency.”