May 27, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. — Governor Pat McCrory announced Monday that a $4.2 million grant from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development will be used to create a facility for homeless veterans.
An unused state building in Butner will become the Veterans Life Center, a place where homeless vets can find the services they need to become independent once again, according to a statement.
The center will offer health and wellness services including counseling for substance abuse and mental health, nutrition services and life skills development.
“Perhaps the greatest way we can honor our military men and women who died in combat is by recognizing the men and women who fought right beside them,” McCrory said.
The goal of the program is to achieve self-reliance for up to 150 veterans in two years or less, the
statement said. The project will benefit homeless veterans from all areas of the state.