Congressman Sanford Bishop

Representing the 2nd District of Georgia


Sep 1, 2016
Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) is proud to share that the U.S Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) has awarded the Volunteers of America Southeast (VOASE) a $1,000,000 grant to provide and facilitate stable housing for veterans and their families facing the specter of homelessness.

“Volunteers of America Southeast has worked diligently to aid veterans and their families in acquiring housing and finding employment,” said Congressman Bishop. “They provide invaluable assistance to the veterans living in the 2nd Congressional District of Georgia and throughout the Southeast.”

This grant will provide veterans’ families with outreach, case management, and assistance in obtaining VA and other benefits. Founded in 1896, Volunteers of America is one of the country’s largest human service organizations and helps improve the lives of nearly 1.8 million people each year. VOASE is the second largest affiliate of Volunteers of America in the country and provides programs in Georgia, Mississippi, and Alabama. VOASE serves over 2,000 people daily with their direct programs and 8,000 people annually through community outreach.

This grant was awarded through the VA’s Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) Program, which provided a total of $300 million grants across the country. Over $6 million was awarded to non-profits working throughout the state of Georgia. These organizations included Volunteers of America Southeast, Action Ministries Inc., Decatur Cooperative Ministry Inc., United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta, Travelers Aid of Metropolitan Atlanta Inc., and Central Savannah River Area Economic Opportunity Authority, Inc.

More information on VA’s SSVF Program can be found here.