Shelter for homeless veterans opens in Sioux FallsSIOUX FALLS (AP) — A new shelter in Sioux Falls is hoping to help homeless veterans get back on their feet.
SIOUX FALLS (AP) — A new shelter in Sioux Falls is hoping to help homeless veterans get back on their feet.
Volunteers of America opened the new shelter, located at Cliff Avenue and 14th Street, to offer food, housing and job opportunities to veterans who are living on the street.
The Department of Veterans Affairs has set a goal to end homelessness among veterans by 2015.
Veterans can also do laundry, take a shower and get online at the shelter.
Volunteers of America Services coordinator Chris Nelson said around 300 area veterans have been identified as homeless and receive services at the local Veterans Administration.
The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the shelter at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.