Human Services reduces program to help those in need pay bills

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The V.I. Human Services Department on Wednesday implemented cuts to a program that helps struggling elderly and disabled residents pay their energy bills, as the agency attempts to keep the program afloat.

Leonardo Joshua, an 86-year-old resident of Lucinda Millin Home for the Aged on St. Thomas who counts on the program to help him pay his bills, said he hopes efforts to garner more funding for the program will be successful.

- Contact reporter Joy Blackburn at 715-9145 or email

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