MILAM BILL TO HELP HOMELESS VETERANS ADVANCES

milamLegislation to assist homeless veterans took another step forward. Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Matthew W. Milam, among others to create a council to oversee Veterans Haven, a state operated facility for homeless veterans serving veterans from all over New Jersey, has received final legislative approval, and now heads to the governor’s desk.

The Veterans Haven Council will formulate policies for the coordination of services for the veterans housed at Veterans Haven located in Camden County; will consult with and advise the Deputy Commissioner of Veterans Affairs and the Director of Veterans Services with respect to the work of Veterans Haven; recommend standards and procedures for application and termination of eligibility for admission to Veterans Haven; and recommend standards of care, treatment and discipline governing the relationship between Veterans Haven and the persons admitted there.

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