Sainato: Lawrence County receives over $1.2 million in grants

Funding to help combat homelessness and assist domestic violence victims

HARRISBURG, Sept. 14 – State Rep. Chris Sainato, D-Lawrence, today announced the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development allocated more than $1.2 million in Emergency Shelter Grants to Lawrence County.

The Lawrence County Regional Veterans Services received $729,951 to provide permanent housing for 122 identified homeless veterans. The Lawrence County Crisis Center received $543,326 for emergency housing, street outreach and kitchen renovations. The center will reach out to victims of domestic violence, chronic homelessness, veterans, youth and homeless people and families.

“These organizations are just two of the many wonderful resources located in the county that provide assistance to the homeless and victims of domestic violence,” Sainato said. “I applaud DCED in securing the funding to help these organizations continue their good work in our community.”

Sainato said DCED was able to distribute the funding through Continuum of Care, a federal program designed to promote communitywide commitment with the goal of ending homelessness.