New non-profit gives a helping hand to homeless veterans

The 90 Works Program is housed at 100 A North Washington Street in downtown Albany.

Photo: Kailey McCarthy

A Florida non-profit recently expanded to Southwest Georgia.

The 90 Works Program is a three month case management organization that helps homeless veterans find housing opportunities, employment and gets them connected to the VA.

According to Program Manager Krystal Mason, it's all about helping homeless and at-risk veterans find stability in their lives.

“You know seeing a veteran and say you yourself, I helped them. I helped them get to a place of stability," said Mason.

The staff at 90 Works will help veterans pay their bills and find stable housing options.

The 90 Works Program has two brand new offices in both Albany and Valdosta.

According to Mason, the Albany location received a grant that will allow to serve them more than 125 homeless veterans.

Salvation Army Corps Officer Lieutenant James Sullivan says he regularly sees 10 to 15 homeless veterans coming into the Salvation Army a month.

He believes the 90 Works program will be a huge benefit to the community.

“it’s just like they’re lost in transition, they don’t know where to really go to get the assistance they need," said Sullivan.

Sullivan believes both the Salvation Army and the 90 Works Program would work well together to get homeless veterans off of the streets.

Veterans who are homeless or at risk of being homeless and are interested in the program need a D.D. 214, a photo ID or documentation that shows their time of service or discharge.

You can contact Mason directly at 229-415-6106.

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