TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Homeless Council of the Wabash Valley, with Reach Services serving as the fiscal agent, has been awarded a $25,000 grant to assist homeless individuals and families in the Wabash Valley.
“We are grateful for the funding which will help us ensure the safety of our homeless who may be affected by the COVID-19 virus,” Brendan Kearns, County Commissioner, and co-chair of the council, said.
This grant will help the council continue to provide ongoing support, food, hygiene supplies and other necessities to disadvantaged individuals.
This grant will ensure that the council can continue with their vital work in the Wabash Valley, which faces a growing homeless population with varying needs that have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic. These needs include but are not limited to, affordable housing, case management, utility assistance and homelessness prevention.
“In spite of everything going on, our community is still working together to meet the needs of the people,” Danielle Elkins, Director of Bethany House, and chair of the council said of this grant award. “How admirable it is to see such caring and devoted members of the Homeless Council of the Wabash Valley to serve in times like these.”