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U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy G. Thompson this month announced 14 grants totaling $23 million over three years to provide substance abuse and mental health services to homeless individuals.
"These grants will provide hope and assistance to people with severe substance abuse or mental health problems who are at risk for a life of homelessness," said Thompson. "We must continue to expand the opportunities for shelter and treatment to those in need."
The grants will support treatment programs and other services for people who are homeless, as well as people who are at imminent risk for becoming homeless because they are sharing another person's residence on a temporary basis. …