December 16, 2010 in City

Head of Spokane veterans program honored


The head of Spokane’s homeless veterans program for the Department of Veterans Affairs received national honors last week during a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

John Davis, who coordinates the Healthcare for Homeless Veterans program from his office in downtown Spokane, received the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Services to Homeless Veterans from VA Secretary Eric Shinseki.

The program, which last year provided medical care, housing and other social services to more than 1,200 veterans, was recently honored as one of the best in the nation.

A statement accompanying the VA’s announcement of the award cited Davis, a retired Air Force captain, for his “tireless efforts and dedication” in the support of homeless veterans.

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