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New Transitional Homeless Shelter Community for Vets Going Up in Deschutes County



A new community of transitional emergency shelters for homeless veterans along the lines of tiny homes is soon to be built in Deschutes County.  It’s a joint effort between the Bend Heroes Foundation and Central Oregon Veterans Outreach, and they’re expecting to break ground at the start of the new year.  Heroes Foundation President Eric Tobiason says they’ll be able to house 15 homeless vets at a time, and will be able to help them with health benefits, social security, and vets benefits.  Tobiason says the community will cost about $750 thousand dollars, and you can donate to help foot the bill by mail or online through their website at “centraloregonveteransvillage.org”.  The community is going up on the public safety campus near the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office, and they’re hoping to have the shelter ready for full occupancy by the end of January.


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