Home of the Brave Has New House For Transitioning Women's Veterans

Nov 19, 2013 -- 12:16pm

Home of the Brave in Milford has been providing housing for veterans who were facing homeless and other challenges in their lives for the last 20 years. However, that housing was only available to men. That's about to change soon.

Home of the Brave Chair of the Board of Directors Beth McGinn told WGMD's "Mike and Judy in the Morning" that Home of the Brave's Board of Directors has signed a one-year lease with God's Way to Recovery on a house on Causey Avenue in Milford. The house was built in 1907 in the Victorian style, and has large rooms, which means it has plenty of space for women and children. However, Home of the Brave has made just four of the rooms available, and four women have already signed up to move into those rooms. Women who want to move into the house have to fill out an intake form, be in the Veterans Administration medical system, and be substance-free for at least 30 days before they can move in. To find out more, call Home of the Brave at (302) 424-1681.

McGinn says the Home of the Brave's Board of Directors has found especially over the past couple of years that there is a need for transitional housing for women veterans. She says many of them do live at home with their families, but that can be a crowded situation if they have kids. The house will be available for women who are going through divorce, trying to get out of an  abusive relationship, or who've recently lost jobs.

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