Le­gion as­sists home­less vets

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - EDITORIAL -

The Royal Cana­dian Le­gion has been as­sist­ing home­less veter­ans across Canada for many years. In 2010, On­tario Com­mand started the Veter­ans Home­less Pro­gram called “Leave the Streets Be­hind” pro­gram.

The plight of home­less and near home­less veter­ans was of grow­ing con­cern which is why the Le­gion launched our na­tional home­less veter­ans pro­gram, mod­elled af­ter the ‘Leave the Streets Be­hind’ pro­gram in 2012. Al­most 1,000 home­less and near home­less veter­ans have been helped by the Royal Cana­dian Le­gion through this pro­gram.

The pro­gram’s mis­sion is to reach out to home­less veter­ans, or near home­less veter­ans, by pro­vid­ing im­me­di­ate fi­nan­cial as­sis­tance and sup­port when and where needed. It also con­nects them with the ap­pro­pri­ate so­cial and com­mu­nity ser­vices to es­tab­lish a long term so­lu­tion to meet their needs.

If you are a vet­eran or you know a vet­eran that is home­less or near home­less please con­tact your lo­cal Le­gion ser­vice of­fi­cer or P.E.I. Pro­vin­cial Com­mand ser­vice of­fi­cer. John Yeo, Pres­i­dent P.E.I. Com­mand, The Royal Cana­dian Le­gion

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