UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Gateway Family YMCA was awarded a grant of $2,500 from Finance of America Cares in support of the Dudley House Veterans Transitional Housing Program in Plainfield.
“We appreciate the support provided by Finance of America Cares at this critical time,” said Krystal R. Canady, chief executive officer, the Gateway Family YMCA. “The Gateway Family YMCA has provided housing and social services since 1900, and we remain dedicated to supporting this vulnerable population.”
The Dudley House Veterans Transitional Housing Program provides residential housing and support for veterans in a 24-hour-a-day program combined with wraparound social services, including employment training, case management, and behavioral and mental health services.
“This unique program provides veterans a safe living environment together with social services programs, allowing veterans to positively restructure their lives,” said Melynda A. Mileski, chief operating officer, the Gateway Family YMCA.
Finance of America Cares grant funds will be used to purchase essential supplies, such as personal protective equipment and paper products, and support YMCA services that assist homeless veterans on their journey toward permanent housing, including wraparound social services and case management.
For more information about the Gateway Family YMCA or the Dudley House Veterans Transitional Housing Program, visit www.tgfymca.org or contact 908-355-9622.