DARNESTOWN- A local homeless shelter is working with the Department of Veterans Affairs to tackle the problem of homeless veterans.
One of the only of its kind in the country, the Darnestown shelter serves as a semi-permanent home to help vets in need get back on their feet.
The Montgomery County Coalition for the Homeless rents the home and with the help of the owner of the property, has transformed it into a living community to provide shelter for up to seven male veterans.
The residents of the home are given the medical and psychiatric attention they require and more importantly are given a warm bed and regular meals.
This home is semi-permanent, however, and the program aims to give them the tools and structure to help the residents get back on their feet and move into permanent housing after about six months of residency in the Darnestown shelter.
This program is a charter program with the Department of Veterans Affairs, who aims to have all homeless vets off the streets in the next five years.