Wabash valley organization hoping to help local veterans

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) – One Wabash Valley organization is starting a new chapter in expanding their services. The goal of this new chapter is to serve those who served our country.

United Cerebral Palsy of the Wabash Valley broke ground on its new project today. That project creates housing units for disabled veterans. There will be three duplexes, and in total will house six bedroom units.

In the past year, organizers have answered numerous calls regarding housing. Organizers say most of the calls have been from veterans trying to transition back into society.

“What we have really realized is veterans have been an under served, yet very needy group in our community,” says Susie Thompson, executive director for UCP, “This is new for us, but disabilities are not new for us”.

Thompson says UCP hopes to complete the housing units in October, almost half of the units are rented completely.

Veterans must be diagnosed with a disability by the VA, or disabled through an incident happening outside the VA, in order to be considered for housing.

For more information, and how to apply for housing, call the UCP office at 812-232-6305.

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