Home for Lady Veterans open, accepting applications

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WINCHESTER, Ky. (WTVQ) – According to the Department of Housing and Urban Development, female veterans are two to three times more likely to be homeless than any other group in the United States adult population.

And Kentucky is the home to more than 24,000 women veterans with that number expected to double in the next five-years.

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The Lady Veterans Council is committed to changing the statistics by providing a safe place to heal and become the proud women they were while serving the country.

Lady Veterans Connect’s new facility in Winchester is now open to receiving female veterans. The home is located at 11400 Irvine Road, Winchester, Ky.

“We are trying to give female veterans a sense of comfort by giving them a place they can call home. This transitional housing [program] is vital for women who maybe dealing with PTSD and other forms of trauma. We hope you join us in serving the needs of our female veterans’ housing needs,” said Executive Director Phyllis Abbott.

The agency is accepting applications for the Lady Veterans Connect Transitional Home for Female Veterans at www.lv-connect.org.

To volunteer and/or to learn more about Lady Veterans Connect go to www.lv-connect.org.

Lady Veterans Connect is an organization created to provide high quality, comprehensive services to assist female veterans in transitional support and preventing homelessness.

Founded in 2012 under the name Sheppards Hands by Phyllis Abbott, LVC was officially renamed in 2016 and opened the first transitional healing home, the Thurman-Abbott House, for female veterans in Kentucky.

Since then, LVC has connected over 500 lady veterans in Kentucky with needed resources.