Homeless vets get help at Idaho shelter
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- A homeless shelter in Idaho's capital is reaching out to wayward veterans, giving them a roof to sleep under as they attempt to regain normalcy in their lives.
For two years, the Boise Rescue Mission's Veterans Ministry Program has provided case managers to help homeless veterans work through substance abuse, health, financial or other issues.
The Idaho Statesman reports about one way the mission seeks to appeal to warriors who have lost their way.
Each room in the veteran's floor of the mission near Boise's downtown is named for an Idaho military hero: Medal of Honor winner Vernon Baker, for instance, or Gregory "Pappy" Boyington.
The program's director says a chaplain and a private bedroom are available.
Director Ed Cowley says that's important, when people are rebuilding their lives.
Information from: Idaho Statesman, http://www.idahostatesman.com
Photo courtesy Boise Rescue Mission