Denver Gets More Vet Help

The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has selected 92 organizations to receive a financial boost to combat homeless veterans, and 4 of them are located in Denver.

The city’s Colorado Coalition for the Homeless was given $217,965, enough to fund approximately 19 beds. 
  The Salvation Army and Denver Department of Human Services each netted $114,245, while Catholic Charities led the pack with $450,000 to be allocated to beds for the mentally ill.

In June, the city’s Department of Human Services also received money from the federal Department of Labor for veteran training programs.

Erin Rosa was born in Spain and raised in Colorado Springs. She is a freelance writer currently living in Denver. Rosa's work has been featured in a variety of news outlets including the Huffington Post, Democracy Now!, and the Rocky Mountain Chronicle, an alternative-weekly in Northern Colorado where she worked as a columnist covering the state legislature. Rosa has received awards from the Society of Professional Journalists for her reporting on lobbying and woman's health issues. She was also tapped with a rare honorable mention award by the Newspaper Guild-CWA's David S. Barr Award in 2008--only the second such honor conferred in its nine-year history--for her investigative series covering the federal government's Supermax prison in the state. Rosa covers the labor community, corrections, immigration and government transparency matters. She can be reached at