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Updated May 22, 2013
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Homelessness among veterans in the Monterey Bay Tri-County has risen, especially with our younger population. These veterans and their families have challenges that are similar to the ones from other military eras.
The homeless veterans of Monterey County are not the many individuals that are standing on the street proclaiming that they are Vietnam Veterans in need. The veterans in need are the ones that are reluctant to ask for help. They are proud to have served their country but need an extra hand to resume being productive members of society again.
Homelessness is not restricted to just the larger cities of this state, but has also affected many rural area. Monterey County has been fortunate in that the Board of Directors of the Veterans Transition Center foresaw the need to assist homeless veterans many years ago and has sought to provide transitional housing, and a clean and sober living environment at the former Fort Ord. This program currently houses about forty veterans and families.
The Veterans Transition Center was deeded about eleven acres of land including the former Martinez Hall. There are also twenty duplexes, ten of which have been restored. Ten more are waiting for transfer, and are proposed to be restored at that time. A part of Martinez Hall has been restored and offices are currently used by the Veterans Transition Center along with the Homeless Coalition and Interim
The restoration of Martinez Hall will provide for additional space, which will be available to the community in the form of convention and meeting space for the public and office space for other veterans groups.
The Veterans Transition Center of Monterey County has no affiliations with any other Veterans groups and we must rely on the generous donations of our great and giving community.