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RI gets $210k to help homeless veterans

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Homeless veterans in Rhode Island are getting some job training help from the federal government.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Monday that it was awarding $210,000 to Operation Stand Down, an organization that helps homeless veterans in Rhode Island find housing, jobs and access to education and health care.

The money is intended for job training and housing programs for homeless female veterans and homeless veterans with families.

Studies indicate that veterans are more likely to experience homelessness than the general population and that more than 60,000 veterans are homeless on any given night.