Catholic Charities of West Tennessee Announces Renewal of Grant for Veterans

CCWTN's St. Sebastian Veteran Services
CCWTN's St. Sebastian Veteran Services
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Aug. 13, 2014 - PRLog -- Catholic Charities of West Tennessee (CCWTN) announced today that it has received notification that its Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) grant has been renewed by the United States Department of Veterans Affairs for an additional year. This grant, in the amount of $925,000 will assist approximately 175 veterans and their families who reside in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Entering its second year, CCWTN’s St. Sebastian Veteran Services program works with veterans and their families who are homeless or at imminent risk of homelessness. The program provides assistance in securing housing, accessing earned benefits, employment counseling and more.

Since launching the program in October 2013, CCWTN assisted 106 veterans by June 2013. By the end of the current grant (September 30, 2014), the program will have worked with over 160 veterans and their families whose service dates back to the Korean War. (Please see attached info graphic).

“We are grateful for the bi-partisan support of political leaders including Senators Alexander and Corker, Congressmen Cohen and Fincher and Mayors Wharton and Luttrell for their active efforts to help keep this program in Shelby County,” said Michael D. Allen, President & CEO of Catholic Charities of West Tennessee.

Catholic Charities of West Tennessee is the social services arm of the Catholic Diocese of Memphis. It is one of the largest nonprofit, multi-social service providers in the Mid-South with special emphasis in the areas of homelessness, children’s programming, immigration services, veteran’s services and emergency services. For more information please visit the agency web site at and visit us on Facebook (

For more information, please contact Alie Lifsey at or 901-722-4750.

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