The City of St. Louis has received $600,000 to provide homeless veterans with services.
The money will be split between the St. Patrick Center, which offers housing services, and Employment Connection which provides job training skills.
St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay says that as approximately 12 percent of the city’s homeless are veterans.
St. Louis city officials say they will step up their efforts to move residents from a series of tent encampments along the Mississippi River north of downtown into permanent housing.
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