AUGUSTA — Volunteers of America Northern New England is working to help the hundreds of veterans — the hometown heroes who served this country — living on the street or in shelters
For some veterans who are homeless, their life is a struggle to find a job, maintain family connections and to find permanent housing.
In addition to the transitional living services provided to male and female veterans, Volunteers of America Northern New England is building permanent homes through the Cabin in the Woods program.
Built on the grounds of the Togus Healthcare Systems VA center, 21 cabins will provide veterans and their families the chance to get the services they need while remaining in the rural setting they are most comfortable with.
Each home is an energy-efficient, ADA accessible residential cabin (16 one bedrooms and 5 two bedrooms), dedicated to maintaining a rustic, wooded aesthetic for each veteran. The on-site community will emphasize reuniting families and employment.
Cabin in the Woods will work with local and regional agencies to meet the needs of veterans and their families. Volunteers of America Northern New England’s goal is to not only repay veterans for their bravery and service, but also provide them with stability and comfort.
Cabin in the Woods will open its doors to the first families who will call them home – for as long as they’d like — in June. Family ties reconnected, lives changed for the better with much needed services.
To learn more about Cabin in the Woods and how you can help, call 207-373-1140 or visit www.voanne.org/citw.