Saturday, December 1, 2012

Colorado homeless veterans get kicked back to the streets

State closing down local facility for homeless veterans
November 30, 2012

MONROE CO. (WEAU)- In 30-days, the state will close down a local facility that takes in homeless veterans.

The 10 veterans living in the Veteran Assistance Center located in Fort McCoy have until December 30th to find another place to live.

Up until a month ago 20-year-old veteran Jacob Fisher had no place to call his own. That's why he found this home at Fort McCoy to be his safe haven.

"I just got this job, full time factory work. It's the best opportunity I have had in a long time and now for it to be stripped from it before I even got it going I have a lot of mixed feelings,” said Fisher.

But on Tuesday Fisher found out the center will be closed down. It's a cold time of year, and now he's afraid he'll be back out on the street.

"I don't want to go back to running around looking for food, running around to find a shelter, and I don't want to sleep in random places anymore," said Fisher.
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