PIKE COUNTY, Ky. (WYMT) - A groundbreaking ceremony for a new special veterans center was held in Pike County on Tuesday.
Officials say the new Homeless Veterans Transitional Housing Center has the perfect location for serving Veterans in rural areas as it is in between the Huntington VA, Mountain Home VA in Tennessee, and the Lexington VA. The center will be part of the Mountain Comprehensive Care Center.
The center will provide not only shelter for homeless veterans but also the needed training and resources to be self-sufficient in their communities. LeeAnn Bills with the Huntington VA Medical Center explains, "It will have 25 transitional beds, they can stay up to two years and can work gradually through a phased program where they learn employment skills, work on their resumes, and also address their mental and substance abuse issues while they are in there."
The new center will be behind Shelby Valley High School.