Home of the Brave

Don Rush

Sussex County will be getting a facility to help the growing number of female veterans who are homeless.

Home of the Brave is set to sign an agreement with God’s Way To Recovery for a home on Causey Avenue in Milford.

Work on the three-story house is just about done and is expected to provide accommodations up to eight female vets.

Roger Wood, who founded God’s Way To Recovery, says that the structure once housed homeless men.

But he says they have gotten jobs and have moved out.

Don Rush

MILFORD, Del. (AP) - A Delaware foundation has abandoned plans to open a transitional home for female veterans and their children at a Milford location it had picked out.

The Home of the Brave Foundation had bought property in town where it planned to provide housing.

But the foundation says it's decided to look for other locations after encountering resistance from neighbors.

The Sussex County Board of Adjustment had also decided to approve the home for only two years and to require the foundation to return for re-approval.

Robert Mitchell / homeofthebrave.org

MILFORD, Del. (AP) - A homeless shelter for Delaware veterans is establishing a second home that's intended to help female veterans and their children.

The News Journal of Wilmington reports that Home of the Brave has bought a second home in a rural neighborhood outside Milford. Linda Boone, the president of the nonprofit's board, says the home is meant to house up to six women.

That would make Home of the Brave the only shelter in Delaware to accommodate homeless female veterans and their children.