Homeless shelter targets veterans

Homeless shelter targets veterans

CHARLESTON, SC (WCSC) - This Veterans Day, more than one million former service members will the night on the streets.

About 20 percent of the male homeless population is veterans. One Eighty Place, formerly Crisis Ministries, is a homeless shelter in Charleston that focuses on veterans.

The center recently opened up a new larger location on Walnut Street in Charleston Friday with a special wing to house 40 veterans and laundry and common rooms.

"We do the food and the shelter and those are very easy things to understand but there are other things, there is case management, legal services, education and employment and healthcare services because all of those things play such a critical role in helping someone become self-sufficient again," Amy Seigler, the Vice President of Development at One Eighty Place said.

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