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.

All About The VLC

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Now Accepting Applications For New Residents

John Turner Finalist for Medal of Honor Society Award

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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

With construction complete, the elements of the program finalized and staff on board, the actual functioning of the facility began when the first residents arrived in September 2020.


Our State of the Art Facility

Our facility has been built on a 9.5-acre property leased from the state and located in Butner, NC.


Our Veteran Residents

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

Construction News

John Turner is Finalist for Congressional Medal of Honor Society Award

Winners to be Announced on Medal of Honor Day, March 25 The Congressional Medal of Honor Society, today, announced the finalists for this year’s Citizen Honors Awards.  The finalists were selected through two rounds of judging by an independent panel, with the final round judged... Read More

Fundraising News

Veterans Life Center Receives $300,000 Grant From Kenan Charitable Trust

BUTNER, N.C. – (May 2020)  The Veterans Life Center (VLC), a planned residential facility for 21st-century veterans experiencing problems reintegrating to civilian life, has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the William R. Kenan, Jr. Charitable Trust.... Read More

Honors News

Turner Receives Coveted D.A.R. Award

VLC Executive Director John Turner receives the Daughters of the American Revolution Medal of Honor award from Lisa Wooten, Regent of Asbury Station Chapter DAR and Peggy Troxell, Past Vice President General, NSDAR. On March 28, 2019, VLC Executive Director John Turner received the Daughters of... Read More

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