Friday Round-Up: This Week in the News

“The agency approved nearly $9 million in grants for transportation and renovated housing for homeless veterans, in addition to roughly $5 million to boost services for women, the elderly and those who are chronically or mentally ill.” VA dedicates millions more toward homeless-veteran programs  (Washington Post)

“’We still don’t have enough providers that specifically work with that population,’ Wildy said. ‘We are looking for new providers and new programs to serve our women. The same problems that men have, women have, but women have their own unique problems.’” L.A. program targets homeless women veterans (American Homecomings)

“Under the new rules insurers must cover mental treatments the same way they cover physical ailments regarding copayments, deductibles, doctor visits and hospitalizations.” Obama to expand mental health treatment access (NBC)

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"You have to be patient with yourself."

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The Hope Awards Dinner is an inspirational and fun evening held every May that brings together major supporters and business and community leaders to support the work of Calvary Women’s Services. …