The Veterans Life Center is designed to help at-risk 21st Century veterans and prevent them from falling into crisis – chronic homelessness, incarceration, suicide or premature death.

Our Mission

Our mission is to improve the lives of 21st Century North Carolina veterans who are experiencing reintegration problems by providing temporary housing and services with the goal of achieving self-reliance in two years or less.

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Serving the 21st Century Veteran

The Veterans Life Center is a residential program designed to help at-risk 21st Century veterans. Our goal is to provide each of our residents the prospect of a constructive and personally satisfying role in civil society.


Key Facts

In 2017, we cleared the 9.5-acre site and are in the final design process.


Our 100+ Bed Facility

Our planned 100+ bed facility in Butner, NC will be built on property leased from the state.


Our Veteran Residents

Our typical veteran residents will be those who have been unable to make a successful transition.

Construction News

Veterans Life Center - Groundbreaking October 27th

BUTNER, N.C. (October 2017) -- The first facility of its kind in the nation for helping at-risk 21st-century military veterans reintegrate into civilian life will be recognized at a groundbreaking on Oct. 27th. When completed, the Veterans Life Center will help its 100 to 150... Read More

Fundraising News

Senators Joni Ernst and Thom Tillis Make Pitch for Veterans at VLC Fundraiser

FAYETTEVILLE, January 5, 2016. Speaking at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville, U.S. Senators Joni Ernst (Iowa) and Thom Tillis agreed that the country has not done enough to help veterans of the Iraq-Afghanistan era reintegrate into society following their service. The... Read More

Honors News

Jim Gardner Named Flag Day Volunteer of the Year

Jim Gardner has been named 2015 Flag Day Volunteer of the Year by the Veterans Leadership Council of North Carolina – CARES. In recognition of the honor, he was presented the “Flag Patch Plaque” – so-called because it contains a real U.S. Army Flag Shoulder Patch worn by a combat soldier... Read More

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