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The Salvation Army serves veterans with excellence through the pandemic
Portland, Oregon (August 24, 2021) – The Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center in Beaverton, Oregon was awarded a $2.4 million dollar grant from the Department of Veterans Affairs to renovate 22 multiple occupancy (2-4 veterans) Grant Per Diem rooms with shared bathrooms into 48 single occupancy rooms each with a private bathroom.
Additionally, the renovation will create 3 fully ADA accessible rooms. The Capital grant goes into effect 10/1/2021. The Salvation Army has committed another $2 million to renovate the remaining multi-occupancy rooms, family rooms, and public spaces to remove old carpet & popcorn ceilings, address the issue of asbestos abatement, and upgrade the bathrooms, HVAC, and single paned windows for greater efficiency, privacy, and functionality. The Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center is a transitional residence serving as many as 90 homeless veterans and their dependent family members.
The Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center recently received a score of 100% in The Salvation Army’s National Social Services Standards Provisional Review and was awarded the status of a Gold Level Program. Evaluation aligned with national industry standards for best practices in social service delivery including Governance & Administration, Community Impact, Staff & Volunteers, Finance & Contract Management, Facility & Equipment, Safety & Risk Management, and Spiritual Ministry. Gold Level Programs are exemplary social service programs in The Salvation Army.
In July 2021, the Veterans & Family Center also received a 100% grade on their Kitchen and Food Inspection through Oregon Food Bank.
“Even during the constant changes in regulations and guidelines during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have managed to keep serving our veterans with excellence,” says Maj. Rhonda Lloyd, Executive Director of The Salvation Army Veterans & Family Center, “It is great to be recognized by the organization for that accomplishment and we pledge to continue serving with that same level of commitment and passion in the future.”
The Veterans & Family Center works in partnership with the Veterans Administration and other community resources to assist veterans from all branches of the military to improve or establish financial security, permanent housing, self-sufficiency, sobriety, and a healthy lifestyle. Each veteran receives individualized, intensive weekly case management for 30 days to nine (9) months to assist in accessing community resources and achieving their personal goals. Intake screenings
occur in person every Thursday at the Veterans & Family Center at 14825 SW Farmington Road in Beaverton, Oregon.
About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps 30 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter: @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood