The official groundbreaking ceremony will occur on Friday, October 27, 2017 at 12:00 p.m. at the future site of the Veterans Life Center, at the corner of West H Street and 9th Street. Senators Richard Burr and Thom Tillis are expected to attend as honorary guests. To RSVP, e-mail Joyce Kohn: RSVP@KohnAssociates.net or call (919)210-3829.
About Veterans Life Center (VLC)
The Veterans Life Center is a residential program designed to help at-risk 21st Century veterans eligible for VA services. The goal is to provide each resident with the ability to thrive in civil society. By strengthening mental fitness, physical health, improving life skills, and providing vocational training, the Center will guide them toward career opportunities and community reintegration and helping avert all-too-frequent crises such as chronic homelessness, incarceration, suicide, and premature death. The VLC is the only statewide Veterans Organization designed to facilitate the specialized services, counseling, training, and mentoring to return our suffering heroes to self-reliance.
Originally planned to be located in Building 71 on the John Umstead Hospital Complex, due to redevelopment and budgetary constraints, the Center will be located on 9.5 acres southwest of the Complex (see photo). To further the State’s goals for the Center, the facility will be in close proximity to educational, medical and treatment opportunities like Vance-Granville Community College – South Campus, R.J. Blackley Center, Central Regional Hospital, and the Durham VA Hospital. At full capacity, the facility will house 100-150 beds with full service amenities including a commercial kitchen, a library, laundry facilities, nurse/first aid room, and office space for a staff of 30-plus.
In addition to the groundbreaking, a leadership campaign has been launched. To learn more, please contact Joyce Kohn at (919)210-3829 or firstname.lastname@example.org.