On Tuesday, November 19, 2013, Lincoln Apartments had its Dedication Ceremony! This happened to be on the same day as the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address.
INDIANAPOLIS, IN- On Thursday, November 8, 2012 partners from both private and public sectors joined together to break ground on Indianapolis’ first permanent supportive housing development for homeless veterans. Lincoln Apartments, scheduled to open in November 2013, will feature 75-units of permanent supportive housing located at 530 North Holmes Avenue on the City’s near westside; just one mile from the Roudebush VA Medical Center.
Volunteers of America Indiana will coordinate continuing care once the facility is open and serving Indiana veterans. Services will focus on continued stabilization of housing for the veteran and their development of skills, including healthy lifestyles, relationship building/reunification, appropriate utilization of community resources, employment counseling, improved financial stability and community involvement. Participation in services is voluntary and is based on those areas the veteran seeks to make changes in his/her life.
“Volunteers of America is pleased to be part of this innovative and much-needed project,” said CEO of VOA Indiana, Tim Campbell, of Lincoln Apartments. “Creating a sense of home with permanency will transform the lives of these true American heroes.”
Several dignitaries and public officials were present at the groundbreaking ceremony, including Former Indiana Lt. Governor Becky Skillman and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard.
“I can’t think of a better way to honor and help those who have given of themselves to protect our precious freedom.“ said Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard. “This project is a symbol of the compassion, caring and the responsibility we have to care for our veterans who have fallen on hard times.”