• Open House at Veterans Transition Center Nov. 6

    The public is invited to tour the transitional housing for homeless veterans at Fort Ord, hear speakers and enjoy food at the 2015 Open House at the Veterans Transition Center from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6. Events will be centered at Martinez Hall, headquarters for VTC, at 220 12th  St., Marina.

    “We especially want to thank our donors for their support of Monterey County’s homeless veterans,” said Terry Bare, VTC executive director. “Visitors will be able to take a tour of Martinez Hall to see the renovations we’ve made and the exciting plans that will shape our future of improved services to our Vets. Every dollar and donation goes back to our Veterans.”

    Congressman Sam Farr, Mayor Bruce Delgado, and other political leaders will speak during the afternoon. All-American burgers and hotdogs will be served and live music will be played.

    “VTC consistently has 50 to 55 clients in housing out at historic Fort Ord,” said Bare, “and we are seeing much younger homeless and imminently-homeless veterans on a daily basis. Financial support is vital.  Approximately 1,200 veterans entered our doors last year for information, potential housing, food, clothing and other assistance.”

    The Monterey County VTC is one of the few programs in the nation to accept veterans and their families,  in addition to single male and female veterans. Program goals are to rehabilitate, so veterans exit the program clean and sober, with employment or other income, and have  permanent housing for up to a year after leaving.   During the last 5 years, VTC  has been more than 90 percent successful in achieving these goals and has been noted by  the Department of Veterans Affairs as one of the top programs in the nation.

    Additional program and donation information is at  www.vtcmonterey.org.

    posted to Cedar Street Times on November 5, 2015

    Topics: Front PG News

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