Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Arizona Homeless Shelter Caring For Veterans Losing Funding--Write Congress!

Homeless shelter that helps veterans losing thousands in funding

ABC 15 News Arizona 
Sonu Wasu 
Aug 1, 2017

Limbs described it as "rock bottom" and said the staff at CASS helped save his life.

PHOENIX - State lawmakers and veterans groups are rallying around a Phoenix homeless shelter that provides services for homeless veterans in need.

It's a fight for those who fought for the country.
State Representative Mark Cardenas (D-AZ), a veteran himself, said he knows many vets who have received shelter and services at Central Arizona Shelter Services, also known as CASS.
"These are people that have put their lives on the line for you, gave up their best years for the community, and gave up their best years for the country," said Cardenas.
Mark Holleran, the CEO for CASS said the most frustrating part was not knowing why they were losing hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. The shelter had received the $550,000 in funding for more than the last decade.