LORAIN, Ohio - Lorain's Mercy Hospital sold a building at a generous rate to help homeless veterans, and a federal grant will help renovate and operate what is being called "Valor Home."
Valor Home of Lorain County will provide 30 single-occupancy rooms for male veterans. The two-story building is located at West 20th Street and Reid Avenue, across from the St. Joseph Community Center.
The building will give homeless veterans their own room plus a common area that includes a video lounge, game room, large dining room, a therapy center, sun room/meditation room, laundry and showers.
Each resident will have a case worker in-house to help the veteran receive the support services they need to get back on their feet.
Dan Gillotti, vice-chairman of Valor Home of Lorain County, said this is great news for homeless veterans who will no longer have to spend cold nights on the streets.
Up to 15 homeless veterans currently live on the streets, according to Gillotti. Some of the veterans have served our country as far back as Vietnam.
Continue to check newsnet5.com for details on Valor Home following a 12 p.m. news conference.