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Jericho Project Creates Veterans Advisory Council
Date:5/13/2009

NEW YORK, May 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Jericho Project, a nonprofit leader in ending homelessness at its roots, today announced the creation of the Jericho Project Veterans Advisory Council, a group of some of the nation's leading experts in veterans, national security and military affairs. Council members, many of whom are veterans themselves, will bring to bear their exemplary business, government and nonprofit experience to enable Jericho to serve veterans from all eras who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.

Jericho is building two Veterans Residences in the Bronx, New York, to deliver permanent supportive housing and comprehensive counseling services to veterans. They are the first permanent supportive housing units for homeless veterans to be built in New York City in fifteen years, and will serve as a national model.

"The Jericho Advisory Council members are on the front line of issues impacting the future of veterans in this country. We are proud that they will be on our side in ensuring that homeless or at-risk veterans can regain their dignity and rightful place in society," said Tori Lyon, Executive Director at Jericho Project who first envisioned the Veterans Initiative in 2004. Through the Jericho Project's Veterans Initiative, these veterans will be supported in meeting the significant social, medical, employment, and education challenges that they often face upon returning to civilian life.

Ramsey McGrory, a Jericho Board member and Gulf War veteran, will co-chair the Veterans Advisory Council along with Ms. Lyon.

The Veterans Advisory Council proudly includes the following respected individuals in the fields of homelessness and veterans affairs:

  • Rene Bardorf is Executive Director of ReMIND.org, a Bob Woodruff Foundation Initiative. Ms. Bardorf is an expert in family readiness and injured support in the Armed Services. <
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