Center for homeless veterans set to open in southern Indiana

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Mark Shannon Roberts, Jr. looks at the wall of veterans along the hall of his new home, Liberty Place in New Albany, Ind., Feb. 20, 2019. (News and Tribune Photo/Aprile Rickert)
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NEW ALBANY, Ind. (AP) — A new housing center that's set to open in southern Indiana will provide shelter to homeless veterans trying to get back on their feet.

Liberty Place opens Friday in New Albany, with space for 16 homeless veterans or those facing the prospect of becoming homeless.

Kaiser Home Support Services, Inc., which helps provide home care for seniors and people with disabilities, will operate the housing.

U.S. Army Sgt. First Class Mark Shannon Roberts, Jr. looks at the wall of veterans along the hall of his new home, Liberty Place in New Albany, Ind., Feb. 20, 2019. (News and Tribune Photo/Aprile Rickert)
The dining room at Liberty Place, a 16-bed center in New Albany, Ind. for veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness, Feb. 20, 2019. (News and Tribune Photo/Aprile Rickert)
This Feb. 20, 2019 photo shows the interior of one of the 16 bedrooms at at Liberty Place, a center in New Albany, Ind. for veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness. (News and Tribune Photo/Aprile Rickert)
A wall of photos honoring veterans at Liberty Place, a 16-bed center in New Albany, Ind. for veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness, Feb. 20, 2019. (News and Tribune Photo/Aprile Rickert)
The laundry room at Liberty Place, a 16-bed center in New Albany, Ind. for veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness, Feb. 20, 2019. (News and Tribune Photo/Aprile Rickert)
This Feb. 20, 2019, photo shows the exterior of Liberty Place, a 16-bed center in New Albany, Ind. for veterans at risk of or experiencing homelessness. (News and Tribune Photo/Aprile Rickert)

The News and Tribune reports that Liberty Place will be a safe place for veterans working to turn their lives around. Their monthly fees will be paid through pension or disability payments.

One of the first residents will be U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Mark Shannon Roberts Jr. The 43-year-old with Huntington's disease says "just being here, it just shows how much you are loved."

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