Fri September 6, 2013
New Facility Readies for Homeless Female Vets in Sussex County
Sussex County will be getting a facility to help the growing number of female veterans who are homeless.
Home of the Brave is set to sign an agreement with God’s Way To Recovery for a home on Causey Avenue in Milford.
Work on the three-story house is just about done and is expected to provide accommodations up to eight female vets.
Roger Wood, who founded God’s Way To Recovery, says that the structure once housed homeless men.
But he says they have gotten jobs and have moved out.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates there are 141-thousand veterans who spent at least one night in a shelter in 2011.
The agency says 10 percent of those are women.
That’s up from 7.5 percent in 2009.
Carrie Wood, Roger Wood’s wife, told WBOC that she has seen a rise in the number of women and children who are homeless in their ministry.