State of Virginia Archives: on Welfare & Poverty

Earl Ray Tomblin: Homelessness is devastating; revive Interagency Council

In tough economic times we hear the word "homeless" so often that sometimes we forget it can also describe veterans who have risked their lives but struggle to find a livelihood. Our West Virginia Veterans Home is working with the VA Medical Center's Homeless Veterans Resource Center to provide immediate shelter to homeless veterans.

Homelessness also includes hard-working families who can't make ends meet. It includes people with disabilities and children without support. Homelessness is devastating. We cannot turn our backs on our fellow West Virginians in need. I have revived the Interagency Council on Homelessness to bring together leaders who will work within the community to end homelessness in West Virginia.

Source: 2014 West Virginia State of the State speech Jan 8, 2014

Bob McDonnell: Supports welfare-to-work & eliminate fraud

Source: 2009 Virginia Gubernatorial campaign site, Jul 21, 2009

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