The Federal Government has announced $1.8 million in in-kind contributions from Veterans Affairs Canada, to existing shelters to offer housing and support for homeless vets. Cockrell House, which opened in 2008, is set to receive more than $250,000.
The volunteers at Cockrell House have counted at least 50 homeless veterans around the capital region since 2008, but they know there are many more to be helped. The Colwood facility, named for the late Lionel (Jack) Cockrell, is an 11-unit complex that works with veterans who need assistance to transition into civilian life.
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Source: Times Colonist
Author: Jeff Bell