New shelter to house 20 military veterans in New Orleans
NEW ORLEANS- A new shelter in New Orleans is set to house 20 military veterans as part of the city's goal to eliminate veteran homelessness.
Volunteers of America Greater New Orleans unveiled on Wednesday its Oscar J. Tolmas Veteran Center.
The 20-bed shelter will increase the capacity of the nonprofit's transitional housing program for homeless veterans.
The program offers veterans temporary shelter and rehabilitation services, including substance abuse and mental health counseling, educational services, job training and placement, and permanent housing placement.
Volunteers of America President and CEO Jim LeBlanc says the building was constructed in 1964, and has served various purposes over the years.
Mayor Mitch Landrieu says city officials have found permanent housing for almost 400 veterans since the end of 2014.
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