Governor Wolf Provides Update on Pennsylvania Efforts to End Veterans Homelessness

first_img Government That Works,  Human Services,  Press Release,  Results,  Veterans Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf and Brigadier General Anthony Carrelli, acting adjutant general with the Pennsylvania Department of Military and Veterans Affairs (DMVA), today announced that Pennsylvania exceeded its 100-day goal with 629 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania were placed in permanent housing between Sept. 23 and Dec. 31, 2015 as part of the Governor’s challenge to significantly reduce veteran homelessness. The 100-day challenge was announced on Sept. 22 with a goal of serving 550 homeless veterans by the end of 2015.The commonwealth’s efforts continued in 2016 with 243 veterans being placed in housing in January, bringing the total to nearly 900 homeless veterans served from the end of September until the end of January. Numbers for February 2016 are still being tabulated.“I am extremely proud of the commonwealth agencies, local governments and community partners who have banded together to identify and provide homeless veterans with stable housing and access to the programs and services that will help them rebuild their lives,” said Governor Wolf. “While we exceeded our goal, we know that there are still many homeless veterans on our streets and we remain committed to reaching out to these brave men and women who served our country.”The commonwealth along with local officials, community housing and homeless service providers, federal agencies, and corporate and philanthropic organizations are committed to effectively ending veteran homelessness; this means having the programs and systems in place so that future homeless episodes will be rare, brief and non-recurring.“Over the past several months it’s been exciting to see that the city of Lancaster/Lancaster County, Philadelphia and Reading/Berks County have formally announced they have the systems in place to successfully meet the needs of homeless veterans in their areas,” said Gen. Carrelli. “It’s also been rewarding for the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs to coordinate and rally the efforts of all of the stakeholders in this effort and we will continue to advocate for Pennsylvania’s homeless veterans.”General Carrelli will be available for media interviews today following his testimony in front of the House Appropriations Committee at 11:00amThe challenge, officially known as the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness, is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that was launched in June 2014. It was conceived as a means for local leaders to create and coordinate strategies to curb veteran homelessness. In early 2015, HUD conducted a point-in-time count which identified approximately 1,400 homeless veterans in Pennsylvania. Across the United States, 859 mayors, governors and county executives are currently participating in the challenge. For more information about the challenge, visit the Mayors Challenge to End Veteran Homelessness.To read Governor Wolf’s September 22 proclamation, click here. To keep up to date on programs and services benefitting Pennsylvania veterans, follow DMVA on Facebook or Twitter.# # #Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf March 03, 2016 Governor Wolf Provides Update on Pennsylvania Efforts to End Veterans Homelessnesscenter_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitterlast_img read more

Clayton Kershaw does it all in Dodgers win, on the mound and at the plate

first_imgMost importantly, though, Kershaw allowed six hits over 7 2/3 innings while striking out eight.Since returning from two stints on the DL – first for biceps tendinitis then for his latest back injury – Kershaw has a 2.23 ERA and 1.02 WHIP while holding hitters to a .227 average with 38 strikeouts in 40 1/3 innings. The Dodgers have won five of his seven starts since he returned from the back injury.Kershaw was touched for a run in the second inning when Nick Markakis’ drive to left field carried over Joc Pederson’s head for a double. Kurt Suzuki followed with a single, Markakis holding at third. It took a ground out by Ender Inciarte to score the run.The Braves couldn’t get another runner past first base against Kershaw until the seventh inning. He retired 15 of 16 at one point and needed only 38 pitches to retire the Braves in the third through sixth innings.Kershaw avoided trouble in the seventh when Inciarte lined into a double play with two runners on. Singles by Dansby Swanson and Ozzie Albies brought Freddie Freeman to the plate as the tying run with two outs in the eighth. Dodgers manager Dave Roberts went to Kenley Jansen at that point. How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco Jansen got Freeman to flly out and retired the side in order in the ninth inning for the four-out save. Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start PreviousLos Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tags out Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis in a rundown along the third base line during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo crosses home plate on his home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Dodgers’ Alex Verdugo (61) celebrates as he enters the dugout after his home run during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Atlanta Braves pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, foreground, tosses the rosin bag as Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal, back right, approaches third base while running bases during his home run in the third inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Yasmani Grandal (9) is congratulated for his home run by third base coach Chris Woodward while running bases during the third inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Clayton Kershaw hits ground ball to left field for a two-run single during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Atlanta Braves right fielder Nick Markakis cannot make a leaping catch in right field, allowing Los Angeles Dodgers’ Chris Taylor a double during the fourth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers’ Matt Kemp, right, watches a left field line drive hit by Clayton Kershaw, left, as he runs the third base line on the way to scoring during the fourth inning of a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers left fielder Matt Kemp (27) catches a ball off the bat of Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman as center fielder Alex Verdugo looks on during the sixth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) and catcher Yasmani Grandal congratulate each other after a baseball game against the Atlanta Braves, Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers relief pitcher Kenley Jansen (74) pitches against the Atlanta Braves during the ninth inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tags out Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis in a rundown along the third base line during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)NextShow Caption1 of 11Los Angeles Dodgers shortstop Manny Machado (8) tags out Atlanta Braves’ Nick Markakis in a rundown along the third base line during the second inning of a baseball game Friday, July 27, 2018, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Amis)ExpandATLANTA – Clayton Kershaw pitched into the eighth inning for the first time since last September and drove in two runs with a single as the Dodgers beat the Atlanta Braves 4-1 Friday night.Sign up for our Inside the Dodgers newsletter. Be the best Dodger fan you can be by getting daily intel on your favorite team. Subscribe here.Kershaw’s two-run single – a two-out ground ball poked between Braves third baseman Johan Camargo and the line – was part of a three-run fourth inning that also included a home run by Yasmani Grandal and gave the Dodgers the lead. Alex Verdugo had homered in the third inning to tie the game.But that wasn’t all of Kershaw’s offensive contributions Friday. He was on base three other times, all on walks, becoming the first starting pitcher to reach base four times in a game since Mike Leake in July 2010. The last starting pitcher to have a hit and three walks in the same game was Hall of Famer Whitey Ford with the New York Yankees in 1959.And only three players in the live ball era have had three or more walks with at least one hit as a batter while striking out eight or more as a pitcher — Robin Roberts in 1950, Ford in 1959 and Kershaw against the Braves.Related Articles Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies last_img read more