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Carroll County Veterans Independence Project


The purpose of the Carroll County Veterans Independence Project is to provide services to the approximately 13,000 veterans living in Carroll County and nearby communities. According to a 2016 federal government report an average of 8.75 percent of that population is homeless at any given time.

Currently there is no permanent shelter or transitional services specifically devoted to veterans. To address this issue, a steering committee consisting of local individuals, mostly retired veterans and other community volunteers have begun the process of acquiring, refurbishing and repurposing the USAR/Facility (1961) located on Malcolm Drive in Westminster. Once completed the facility will:

Provide shelter, assistance and social support for Carroll county veterans and their families;

Provide services related to housing, transportation, physical and mental health care and nutritional needs;

Provide job training and educational programs, internships and mentoring opportunities;

Promote emotional and social well-being and advocacy for those who sacrificed and served our Nation.

Support and encouragement have been received from members of our State Delegation, Maryland Department of Veterans Affairs, The Department of Social Services, Carroll County Commissioners, the local Veterans Advisory Council and the Bureau of Aging and Disabilities, The Kahlert Foundation, Point Breeze Credit Union and the Community Foundation of Carroll County.

Agencies interested in providing services on site include Access Carroll, CHANGE Inc., Carroll County Youth Services Bureau Carroll County Circle of Caring and the Literacy Council of Carroll County. Others are welcome. We hope to dedicate the facility and open the doors in April of 2019.


Check out this link for additional information:

      Link 1: Brochure
 
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