Interfaith Community Services Wednesday, February 11, held a ground-breaking for a new facility that will serve homeless veterans resting up from hospital stays and provide expanded support for homeless and lowincome families in the underserved North County region.
The new facility is located at 250 N. Ash St.
The groundbreaking was led by Greg Anglea, executive director of Interfaith Community Services. Tom Hawthorne, a philanthropist and business leader, also spoke.
VIPS attending included Supervisors Dave Roberts and Bill Horn of the 3rd and 5th districts respectively. Horn is chairman of the Board of Supervisors and Roberts is vice chairman for 2015.
As one of only five recuperative care providers in the nation certified to work with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Interfaith’s Veteran and Family Resource Center will also establish a state of the art facility to care for veterans in the heart of North County. It will also create the first recuperative care facility in San Diego County to care for homeless female veterans.
The new 10,000 square foot Veteran and Family Resource Center will also enable Interfaith to more effectively empower recuperating veterans and non-veterans, as well as struggling North County families, to achieve healthy and thriving lives.